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Squid Teeth-Inspired Proteins May Provide Eco-Friendly Plastic Alternative

Researchers found that the proteins in squid teeth may be used to create useful items from plastic alternatives to smart clothes and self-healing fabrics. Fortunately, these proteins can be created in a laboratory without harming squid.

Animals February 22, 2019

A 63-Year-Old Woman Claims She Was 'Inseminated' By A Japanese Flying Squid In Her Mouth

In 2011, a 63-year-old woman claims that she ate a squid, and the spermatophores from the squid swarm around her mouth. She had a doctor remove them, and she made a recovery.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Marine Biologists Discover Bizarre Deep-Sea Squid In The Gulf Of Mexico

A team from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discovered an unlikely sea creature. The bizarre crimson red squid lurks at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Animals April 21, 2018

Octopuses And Squids Can Rewrite Their Own Genes: How Is This Possible?

The California two-spot octopus is among the smart cephalopods that can edit their RNA codes to adapt to the environment. Just like other species of squids and cuttlefish, this octopus uses gene editing to change neural functions.

Animals April 7, 2017

Squid Can Survive Twilight Zone In Ocean Thanks To Mismatched Eyes

Cockeyed squids have been found to have two differently aligned eyes to help them survive in the twilight zone in the ocean. One eye can see shadows, while the other eye can detect bioluminiscence.

Animals February 14, 2017

Deep-Sea Squid Has Mismatched Eyes To Help It Survive In The Twilight Zone Of The Ocean

The mismatched eyes of the deep sea 'cockeyed' squid Histioteuthis heteropsis evolved so the creature can better survive in the twilight zone of the ocean. What is its bigger eye for?

Animals February 13, 2017

This Cute Googly-Eyed Squid Was Found Off California's Coast

No, scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus ship did not find a Pokémon beneath California waters. However, they did find a cute, googly-eyed creature burrowed in the ocean floor.

Animals August 16, 2016

Squids, Octopuses And Other Cephalopods Boom In The Oceans Amid Climate Change

Cephalopods are increasing in number amid climate change, a new study has found. The species, which include octopuses and squids, appear to benefit from the changing oceans, unlike other marine animals.

Animals May 24, 2016

Vampire Squid Have Weird Sex 10,000 Feet Beneath Surface Of Water

The mating habits of vampire squid have been detailed for the first time. Boy, are they having a lot of sex!

April 20, 2015

Getting to know the colossal squid: Dissection takes you closer than ever

Colossal squid caught by Antarctica goes under the scalpels for dissection. Creature is only the second known intact specimen ever found.

Animals September 16, 2014

New camouflage material is inspired by octopus, squid and cuttlefish

Taking a cue from nature, scientists create a new form of camouflage that reacts to its surroundings without needing any external input, much like the skins of octopus and squid.

Internet Culture August 19, 2014

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