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Squid are mollusks like clams and oysters but they have no shells on the outside of their bodies! They have a shell inside their bodies called a pen.

Squid Facts
Five groups that classify all living things...

Giant squids: A live giant squid was observed for the first time on September 30, 2005, by two Japanese scientists: Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum (of Japan) and Kyoichi Mori of the Ogasawara Whale Watching Association.

Related Category: Zoology: Invertebrates
carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusk. The squid is one of the most highly developed invertebrates, well adapted to its active, predatory life.

Squids are fast-swimming, predatory molluscs. They locate their prey by sight, and ensnare the victim by shooting out two of their tentacles armed with suckers or hooks. The prey is then killed by a bite from the squid's beak.

Glass Squid Teuthowenia pellucida
Like many mollusks, juvenile glass squid live in the plankton, then descend to deeper, darker levels as they mature.

Squid are abundant in all oceans of the world. Approximately 40 species are known to live along the west coast of North America alone. A few live in shallow water close to shore, but most live in the open ocean far from land, often at great depths.

Squid-like cephalopods are often referred to as Teuthids. The giant squid is called Architeuthis meaning âE"ruling squid.âE� These mysterious deep-sea creatures are the world's largest invertebrates, measuring 35 to 60 feet in length.

Giant Squid Range
Fast Facts
Type: Invertebrate Diet: Carnivore Size: 33 ft (10 m) Weight: 440 lbs (200 kg) Group name: School Did you know? A giant squid's eye can be as big as a beach ball. Size relative to a bus: ...

other squid, octopuses, cuttlefish, and the chambered nautilus; Order: Decapoda; Family: Loliginidae
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Atlantic Oval Squid
Mollusk. Atlantic oval squid use rainbow displays of color to communicate with each other, and they can achieve very intense, shimmering hues.

Squid ink - Received from Jason in Boston, MA.
Q: Recently, I had some lobster ravioli with striped pasta and a garlic cream sauce which was excellent. The pasta was black and white striped and I was told the black was squid ink.

Squid are mollusks and a favorite food of the sperm whale.

Symbiosis is a situation in which two dissimilar organisms live together.

Squidward, It's You! An Octopus Knows Who's Who
It's not clear how, but an octopus can remember other octopuses.
Into the Blue: The Ocean's Deepest Divers (Infographic) ...

Squid and fish; sometimes birds.
The Northern Fur Seal is the leading traveler of seals, often migrating up to 10,000 km, and returning to land only to breed.

Squid and fish, especially flying fish.
Nesting FactsClutch Size1-3 eggsEgg DescriptionPale bluish or greenish, with white outer layer.Condition at HatchingBlind and helpless.

Squids, octopus and other cephalopods
Krill, crabs, shrimps, lobsters and other crustaceans
In tough times, they can also feed on carrion and zooplanktons
They prey by snapping up food that comes up to the surface of the sea.

Giant squid are distributed in all the oceans of the world, usually in association with continental and island slopes.

While squid make up the bulk of the Laysans' diet, the birds also consume flying fish eggs, crustaceans, fish, natural carrion, and refuse from ships.

Giant squid is the sperm whale's favorite food. They also eat schooling fish, seals and sharks. Sperm whales consume approximately one ton of food each day.

Fish, squid, crabs, octopus
Males, 6 ½ to 8 feet long; females, 5 to 6 ½ feet long ...

Fish, squid, crustaceans and offal from fishing boats.
Estimated numbers
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Giant Squid
Eye is 25 cm in diameter.
Retina can contain up to 1 billion photoreceptors.
Grasshopper ...

Bait: Squid strip, clams or feather lures, herring, cod, haddock and hake.

A giant squid found in Logy Bay, Newfoundland, in 1873. The two long feeding tentacles are visible on the extreme left and right.
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squid (including giant squid), octopus, fish. It also eats some sharks and skates.
A single calf is born after a gestation period of about 15 months. The calf is about 4 m at birth and weighs about 1000kg.

Octopuses, squids, cuttlefish and the chambered nautilus belong to class Cephalopoda, which means 'head foot'.

Adults eat squid, flying fish and other small fish while cruising weed lines in offshore waters. Troll natural baits such as ballyhoo rigged on #7 or #8 steel wire with a 7/0 or 8/0 hook.

Food: fish, squid and less often, seals and other whales.
The name 'killer' that we humans give to these whales is perhaps deceptive, as they have never been known to attack a human in the water.

Similar to a squid, the common octopus is classified as a mollusk, which is a soft-bodied invertebrate with a shell. The octopus has no skeletal structure but does possess a skull, which protects its brain.

They feed on squid, fish and other marine life. Male and female are similar.

What vigilant squid can teach us about the purpose of pain
Sockeye salmon vs. Pebble Mine: Protecting a fragile ecosystem in Alaska from destruction
First-ever study describes deep-sea animal communities around a sunken shipping container ...

Diet: Octopus, squid, and fish.
Lifespan: 10-15 years. Up to 20 in captivity.

Food items include squid, fish, skates, rays, sharks, sea turtles, sea birds, seals, sea lions, walrus, dolphins, porpoises, and large whales such as fin whales, humpback whales, right whales, minke whales, and gray whales.

Diet: Fish and squid, including giant and colossal squid that grow more than 50 feet long
Typical Lifespan: 70 years, perhaps longer ...

Humboldts also eat squid and crustaceans (like shrimp and krill). They don't have to drink water, since they take in seawater as they swallow their prey.

Cephalopods include squids, octopuses and natiluses. There are about 650 species of cephalopods alive today.
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Squid - Neil Vincent
Squid Loligo
St Andrew's Cross Spider
St Andrew's Cross Spider, Argiope keyserlingi
St Andrew's Cross Spider, juvenile
Stacey Bien (front): Runner-up, TAFE and Tertiary
Stacey Bien: Runner-up, TAFE and Tertiary ...

It is a pelagic species that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic is its brightly colored beak during the breeding seasons.

Juveniles and adults show a wide variety of prey, mostly such as conchs, clams, crabs, horseshoe crabs, shrimps, sea urchins, sponges, fishes, squids, and octopuses.

Steller sea lions feed on fish such as pollock, flounder, Pacific cod, salmon, rockfish, herring, and sculpin, and invertebrates such as octopus and squid.

They eat squid and octopus, which are sucked into the mouth whole. The whale's head is huge. In addition to containing a very large brain, it houses the wax-filled spermaceti organ. Scientists are still trying to learn what this organ does.

Plankton, marine shrimp and krill, other smaller fish, squid, and the occasional aquatic insect.
Anything larger than them including killer whales, bears, birds, and humans just to name a few.
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Eats primarily medium to large squids, sometimes also octopus and various fishes. Large males at high latitudes also take large quantities of demersal and mesopelagic sharks, skates and fishes (Gosho et al. 1984, Jefferson et al.1993, Perry et al.

Albatrosses feed primarily on squid though they also take fish. They mate for life, though partnerships will break up if breeding is unsuccessful for several years.

Magellanic penguins eat small fish, crustaceans, krill, and squid, and can swim at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour when pursuing prey.

They feed on squid, fish and krill by either scavenging, surface seizing or diving. Albatrosses are colonial, nesting for the most part on remote oceanic islands.

Throughout their world-wide range, killer whales eat a wide variety of prey, including squid, fish, sea turtles, sea birds, sea and river otters, sea lions, penguins, dolphins and other large cetaceans, such as the blue whale.

Sperm whales range across most of the world's oceans, but they are most usually found in those latitudes inhabited by the giant squid, which is its favourite food: off the coasts of South America, Africa, the Arabian Sea, ...

Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life caught while swimming underwater. Penguins spend a quarter of their life on land and three quarters in the oceans.

Scar marks from the tentacles of Giant Squid were seen and photographed on one individual. Eventually, a sounding dive provided a nice display of the tail flukes.
BEAKED WHALE sp. (2): Quickly showed three times at the surface before disappearing.

They feed on flying fish, squid, jellyfish, fish scraps and baby turtles. Because their feathers are not waterproof, they cannot dive for fish so they take them by dipping their long bills into the surface of the water.

Bottlenose dolphins feed on a wide variety of fish, squid, shrimp and small rays and sharks. They sometimes feed alone, but sometimes they work together in a group to catch fish.

The common dolphin, like the bottlenose dolphin, feeds mainly on squid and schooling fish. Octopus, anchovies, herring, cephalopods and pilchards are other marine animals the common dolphin can be seen eating.

Mollusk - an animal group that includes mussels, clams, oysters, snails, squid and octopuses
Nacre - the pearly interior of a mussel shell that may vary in color ...

For up to 50 days, the parents alternate between guarding the chicks, and going out to sea daily for fish and squid, regurgitating it for the chicks which need to gain 2 to 3 kg (Moon, 1991; Reilly, 1994).

The Atlantic Puffin likes to eat fish, squid, and crustaceans. Chicks eat mostly fish. Adult puffins will forage for food close to their colony, but sometimes may go as far as 10 miles for food.

She will leave her pup and travel, feeding on fish and squid for approximately 9-13 days, swimming far from the breeding grounds, sometimes in excess of 2000 km.

per hour pursuing fish, squid, and shrimp that form their diet. Their main enemies are the leopard seal, killer whale, and skua gull.

They like to hunt schools of fish but will also eat squid, herring, and anchovies. The average porpoise will take in 4% to 9% of their body weight in fish daily.

Australian Fur Seals eat fish, squid, lobster and cuttlefish.
Australian Fur Seals form breeding colonies during the breeding season from October to December.

: They feed primarily on shoaling pelagic fish such as anchovies, pilchards (sardines), horse mackerel, and round herrings, supplemented by squid and crustaceans. The distance they have to travel to find food varies, both temporally and spatially.

Around these islands, the penguins find all of their favorite foods like krill, squid and other crustaceans. Penguins in the wild feed exclusively in the water. At Riverbanks Zoo the keepers encourage this natural behavior.

DIET: The typical diet of a harbor seal includes fish, crabs, shrimp, squid, and has even been known to include some kinds of seabirds.

The vaquita appears to be a non-selective feeder on small bottom-dwelling fish and squid. It swims and feeds in a leisurely manner, but it is elusive and will avoid boats of any kind. High-frequency clicks are used for echolocation.

They feed on squid, shrimp, eels, and a wide variety of fishes. The Bottlenose Dolphin is usually traveling in groups of as many as a dozen, but they have been seen in aggregations of several hundred.

Albatrosses feed mainly on squid and fish, and nest on remote oceanic islands. Albatrosses can cover enormous distances, flying as far as 16,100 km/10,000 mi in 33 days, or up to 640 km/600 mi in one day.

Squid and oysters are also eaten in their marine habitats. They can be often be seen on their favorite perches surveying the water for unsuspecting prey.

They feed on small fish such as sardines and anchovies, as well as small crustaceans and squid. Each penguin eats about one pound of fish per day. They absorb water as well as nutrients from their diet, but also are adapted to drink salt water.

Adults feed on fish, squid, octopus, crustaceans and jellyfish. In some areas they are drawn towards discards from fishing fleets, which puts them at risk of being killed on long-line fishing hooks.

DIET IN THE ZOO: 50 grams of Capelin (a small fish), 50 grams of squid and 60 grams of Aquatic Omni gel.

Orcas feed on fish, squid, birds, and marine mammals. Orca pods often work together to catch a meal.

They eat small fish, crustaceans, krill, and squid. During the breeding season, the parents go out to feed in the morning and return in the evening.

Other marine creatures, including herring, mackerel and squid.
The southern bluefin tuna is listed as critically endangered, while there is not enough data on the northern variety to make a proper assessment.

Among these include: all of the live foods mentioned previously, krill, plankton, squid, vegetable-based foods, and other meat-based products. There are frozen foods containing a mixture of ingredients formulated specially for certain fish types.

Diet: Harbor Seals are carnivores (meat-eaters); they eat mostly mollusks (like squid and ), , and crustaceans. Seals don't chew their food. They swallow it in large chunks.

Wild Diet Small fish, squid, crustaceans.
Found on Coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil
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Britain's 810 known mollusc species include representatives of most of this giant phylum's major groups; British waters boast at least ten species of sea slug and a greater number of cephalopods (octopi and squid), ...

Like many other dolphins, the Striped eats fish and squid. They can dive as deep as 200 meters underwater when looking for food. Striped dolphins are social creatures, living in large groups.

The Sooty Tern is carnivorous, feeding on squid, crustaceans, fish and hydrozoans. Individuals have been observed feeding in association with tuna that chase suitable prey close to the surface of the ocean.

Diet: Omnivorous, feeding on a wide variety of food items including fish, crustaceans, squid, sea urchins, eggs, small birds and mammals, and occasionally plant material. Will also sometimes scavenge for trash and garbage and dumps and other sites.

Harbor seals feed on fish, mollusks, squid and crustaceans. They are vulnerable to predation by great white sharks and humans.
Life History ...

Discussion These skates feed on a variety of crustaceans, as well as clams, squids, and worms. They spawn in relatively shallow water, and the leathery egg case is partially buried in hard sand.
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This huge predator feeds on krill, one of the tinniest of all shrimp-like crustaceans, as well as algae, codfish, herring, sardines, squid, anchovies and octupi.

Occ also takes aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, insects, young birds, mice; rarely berries. Also oysters and squid on coast. Young fed regurgitant. Ejects pellets. Dives from perch or hovers and dives from above.

Invertebrates of the phylum Mollusca. Examples include clams, oysters, snails, squid, slugs, octopus. Number of species is currently estimated to be about 50,000.
Molt ...

Its diet consists mostly of surface-living fishes, then invertebrates, crustaceans, squids etc. The breeding is similar to the flying fishes. They lay tiny, round-shaped eggs which are covered with long filaments.

Tongues of vertebrates, arms of octopus and tentacles of squid have similar flexibility ...

In the Wild: its diet consists mainly of fish, though it is frequently rounded out by other items such as leeches, earthworms, aquatic and terrestrial insects. It also eats crayfish, mussels, squid, amphibians, lizards, snakes, rodents, birds, eggs, ...

Their diet consists mostly of fish while those that occur in tropical oceanic areas also eat squid. These birds mostly nest in large colonies laying one to six eggs.

Binomial Name: Haliaeetus pelagicus
Distribution: Kamchatka peninsula, Shantar and Kuril Island (Russia) and Japan
Diet: Cod, salmon, crabs, squids, trout, carrion
Body Length: 33-41 inches; Wingspan: 77-91 inches ...

It is highly migratory and usually is found in small groups. Its diet includes clams, fish, octopi, squid, and shrimp.

Mainly nocturnal but will occasionally be active during the day. Feeds on meaty foods such as Squid, clam, ...

Cephlapodia: Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Giant Octopus (Octopus dolfeini), Nautiluses, Paper Nautilus, Squids, Two-Spotted octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) ...

They breed in colonies on remote islands as far north as the Canadian Arctic and migrate to the Pacific Ocean as far south as Baja California to feed on fish, squid, and shrimp.

They are fearsome predators that can kill a wide range of animals, such as Blue Whales, seals, sea turtles, squid, and fish. Fortunately, they do not seem to have a taste for people; there are no records of humans attacked by Killer Whales.

Among other tidbits, I learned they forage on the open sea at night (for squid and fish on the surface), and return to the nest with food in near total darkness.

The great albatrosses have the largest wingspan, reaching up to 12 feet. They are able to fly great distances without much effort, as they take advantage of air currents. They feed on squid, fish and krill.

Scientific name: Spheniscus humboldti
IUCN status: Vulnerable
Habitat: Pacific coast of South America, offshore islands of Chile and Peru
Diet: Carnivore - anchovy, sardines, other small fish, squid ...

See also: See also: Whale, Shark, Dolphin, Octopus, Sea Lion

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