Flying Squid

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#1
There are a number of articles (both news and scientific) about how and why squid fly. This is the latest and I will consolidate the others to this thread.

Squid Rocket Science Deep Sea News Craig McClain 2013
 

DWhatley

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#2

Tintenfisch

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#3
Anecdotally, the type specimens of an onychoteuthid species (Onychoteuthis bergii) are two specimens that were supposedly found one morning in the ship's crow's nest 10m above the water's surface, having flown/washed in during the previous night. This height seems a bit extreme but hey, it's on the label in the jar. Can we get a flying squid smiley? This one doesn't seem quite right... ;) :angelpus:
 

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