Squid: The Inside Story

How does a squid move?

Click on the image above to see an mpeg video (128 Kbytes) which shows a squid jet propelling itself by forcing water through its body. Squid also swim by flapping their fins.
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A series of split-second reactions make jet propulsion possible.

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

Smithsonian Giant Squid Overview Page

gene carl feldman / gene@seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov