Squid: The Inside Story

How does a squid defend itself?

The ink congeals into a squid-like shape that holds the enemy's attention while the squid turns pale and jets away. Click on the image above to see this happen (128 Kbytes mpeg).

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It ejects a blob of dark ink from the Ink Sac through the Funnel

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

Smithsonian Giant Squid Overview Page

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