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Gilly/Ahab... Or the jumbo squid arrive - Scientific American (blog)

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We did not get one of the notices and yesterday's small squid have some intresting observations:

This raises a question: Why are the majority of the squid so small (only 16-29 centimeters) when usually they are all giants like our 74-centimeter sample? After examining the guts, students conclude that the miniature squid were sexually mature and unlikely to grow bigger. Could size have to do with the conditions in the water? Hopefully our oxygen, salinity and temperature measurements with the CTD will yield some answers about the mystery of the small squid size.
 

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