Sunday, November 2, 2008

Squid Onboard??

While on watch Jason heard a flop on the deck. He then discovered squid had made its way onboard. We couldn't figure this one out as we were certain that squid did not fly. Thanks to Dave (The Professor) he has provided us with an explanation: Squid are among the fastest invertebrates on earth speeding through the water at up to 40 km/h (24 mph). Very odd when compared to other members of the phylum Mollusca like the snail, slug, oyster, etc. When escaping predators, some squid can even jump 3m (about 12ft) out of the water and glide like a flying fish.

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