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04/17/2014

Squid video.
Where do squids live?
Most species of squid average at about 20 cm in length when they are fully grown although some species will commonly grow to 60 cm long.


Squid and Octopus

Squid
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
Kingdom:
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.

Squid
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.

Squid, like this Berry's bobtail squid (Euprymna berryi), have skin that is studded with pigment-containing cells called chromatophores, which are red, pink, brown, blue, or yellow, depending on the species. See the contrast of a squid's color next.

The squid has two fins, a mantle, and a head that bears 8 arms and two tentacles, each covered with suckers, which are armed with hooks or sucker rings.
The mouth of the squid is equipped with a sharp horny beak made of chitin.
Fun Facts ...

Squid
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: ...

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.

Small juvenile squid hatch from the eggs in three to five weeks. No one knows where they then go, but they return to the same place to spawn and die about three years later.

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

SYMBIOSIS
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.
Notes
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, crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes
GESTATION:
Gestational period 9-11 months; with 1.5-3 months delayed implantation ...

Squid and fish, especially flying fish.
Nesting
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
Fish
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.

Fish, squid, lobster, krill and crustaceans.
Gestation
12 months, including a period of delayed implantation, one pup born.

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.
BEHAVIOR: ...

Fish, squid, crustaceans and offal from fishing boats.
Estimated numbers
EuropeUK breeding*UK wintering*UK passage*
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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.

Fishes, squid and octopus
GESTATION:
Gestational period 11 months; possibly up to 3 months of delayed implantation ...

A giant squid found in Logy Bay, Newfoundland, in 1873. The two long feeding tentacles are visible on the extreme left and right.
[edit] Head appendages
Main articles: Cephalopod arm and tentacle ...

Food
squid (including giant squid), octopus, fish. It also eats some sharks and skates.
Breeding
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.

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

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.

They feed on fish, squid, and similar oceanic food. Some will follow fishing boats to take scraps, notably Sooty Shearwater; these species also commonly follow whales to feed on fish disturbed by them.

Cephalopods include squids, octopuses and natiluses. There are about 650 species of cephalopods alive today.
Evolution: ...

Squid
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.
Predators
Anything larger than them including killer whales, bears, birds, and humans just to name a few.
Reproduction ...

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.

Food - The otters eat shrimp, clam, squid, and fish such as pollock and capelin. Trainers feed the otters during training sessions. The otters also receive a variety of whole shellfish such as clams, mussels, and crabs.

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.

King penguins eat small fish and squid. They dive very deeply to hunt their prey—sometimes up to 100 metres (350 feet), far deeper than any other penguin species other than Emperor penguins.

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

Dolphins consume a variety of prey including fish, squid and crustaceans.
Population
It is difficult to estimate population numbers since there are many different species spanning a large geographic area.

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

See also: See also: Whale, Shark, Dolphin, Octopus, Crustacean

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