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Giant Squid, One Global Population
2013-03-21 05:59:05

An international team of researchers say they have discovered that the giant squid's DNA stretches across the globe, meaning the ocean beasts intermingle and mate throughout the world.

Large Humboldt Squid Invading Coastal California In Record Numbers
2013-01-07 14:52:44

Humboldt squid have overrun the waters off the coast of Southern California, and the area’s fishermen have taken to the sea en masse—catching boatloads of the ultra-fresh calamari.

2013-01-05 05:03:19

Mini Squid’s Compact Size and Unique Design Offers Convenient and Mobile Power Solutions Las Vegas (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 BITS

Mass Strandings Of Humboldt Squid In California
2012-12-11 11:27:54

Several hundred Humboldt squid washed ashore Sunday afternoon along the Santa Cruz County shoreline and marine biologists are working to uncover the cause.

Huge Eyeball Found On Florida Beach: Squid or Swordfish?
2012-10-12 10:11:52

Finding artifacts washed ashore on beaches around the globe are fairly common occurrences. Finding marine animals and their body parts are just as common.

Vampire Squid Does Not Eat Live Prey
2012-09-27 04:32:05

Though the vampire squid was first discovered about 100 years ago, and a dozen scientific papers have been published, marine biologists have not been able to find out what the creature eats.

What Do A Kindle And Cuttlefish Have In Common?
2012-09-26 16:20:42

Research out today from a multidisciplinary team headed by the University of Cincinnati examines parallels between e-Paper technology (the technology behind sunlight-readable devices like the Kindle) and biological organisms that change color.

Squid Use 'Electric Skin' For Camouflage
2012-08-28 07:43:03

Squid and their relatives are notorious for being some of nature's best masters of disguise, but their trickery has, for the most part, remained a mystery until now.

Deep-sea Squid Will Detach Its Arms As Defensive Tactic
2012-08-05 12:54:34

A defensive strategy, never seen before, being used by a small species of deep-sea squid in which the animal counter-attacks a predator and then leaves the tips of its arms attached to the predator as a diversion has been observed by a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rhode Island.

Shocker: Squids Are Tired After 3-hour Sex Session
2012-07-18 14:59:10

Apparently, sex can be very tiring, particularly to the Dumpling Squid. Perhaps the most amorous underwater creature, Dumpling Squid engage in coitus for close to 3 hours before calling the deed done.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.