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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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Giant Squid
Eye is 25 cm in diameter.
Retina can contain up to 1 billion photoreceptors.
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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.

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

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