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2012-03-30 23:01:46

Swanson Health Products now offers a calamari oil DHA supplement in the Swanson EFAs line. Swanson® EFAs Super DHA 500 from line-caught Calamari is an eco-friendly, omega-3 supplement high in DHA and is certified sustainable by “Friend of the Sea®.” Fargo, ND (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Swanson Superior Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) supplement line now offers Calamarine®, an eco-friendly, marine source omega-3 high in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Certified sustainable by...

Image 1 - Disproportionate Eyes Help Giant Squids Avoid Predators
2012-03-16 04:37:46

Researchers from Swedish and American universities say that they have solved the mystery as to why giant and colossal squid have such enormous eyes, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the oversized ocular orbits are essentially a defense mechanism. According to Rob Waugh of the Daily Mail, the giant squid can be upwards of 27-feet long and can weigh half a ton, or "as much as five adult men." Even so, their eyes, which are roughly the size of a basketball, are still "far, far too big for their...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

More than 700 books on computer technologies now hosted in PacktLib, Packtâs online digital library. PacktLib is a comprehensive and valuable resource for administrators, developers and hobbyists alike. (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 PacktLib, Packt Publishingâs online digital library, is now home to over 700 books on a variety of computing topics that enable readers to enrich their knowledge, increase their skills and capabilities and to find solutions to business...

Image 1 - Stanford Biologist Students Tackle Squid Mystery In Mexican Waters
2011-11-21 10:44:37

[ Watch the Video ] While shorter days and colder weather move many of us to hunker under the covers, researchers who spent their summers in fieldwork are more likely to be hunched over microscopes and curled over keyboards, scrutinizing samples and crunching data from their summer's labors. One such researcher is marine biologist William Gilly, who spent a month last summer in Mexico's Sea of Cortez tracking the sometimes-elusive Humboldt squid. Researchers from several universities...

Instant Camouflage Discovered In Two Cephalopods
2011-11-11 11:17:36

[ Watch the Video ] Scientists have discovered two deep ocean species of cephalopods, the octopus Japetella heathi and the squid Onychoteuthis banksii, that can go from transparent to opaque in the blink of an eye, a new study finds. This impressive camouflage swap, from both an octopus and a squid, is an adaptation that help keeps the species safe from different types of predators, Stephanie Pappas of LiveScience reports. The first predators that the cephalopods must be wary of are...

The Secret Sex Life Of The Promiscuous Deep-Sea Squid
2011-09-21 09:55:59

   [ Watch the Video ] Researchers on an 18-year study of the Octopoteuthis deletron, a species of squid that is found at a depth of 1300 to 2600 feet in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, found that males mate as often with their own gender as they do with females, reports BBC News. By studying footage taken by submersible vehicles, researchers, led by Hendrik Hoving of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in Moss Landing, California, found that this rarely...

2011-09-16 11:07:52

Deep genomic analysis of Molluscsa shows there is more than 1 way to make a brain Seemingly simple animals such as the snail and squid have ransacked the genetic toolkit over the last half billion years to find different ways to build complex brains, nervous systems and shells, according to an international team of researchers, including a neuroscientist with the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Using genomics and computational approaches, the scientists...

2011-04-11 21:33:19

Low frequency sound causes lesions in sensory organs of squid, octopus and cuttlefish Noise pollution in the oceans has been shown to cause physical and behavioral changes in marine life, especially in dolphins and whales, which rely on sound for daily activities. However, low frequency sound produced by large scale, offshore activities is also suspected to have the capacity to cause harm to other marine life as well. Giant squid, for example, were found along the shores of Asturias, Spain in...

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2011-02-11 08:10:00

Researchers believe the findings represent the first detailed evidence of an aggression-inducing contact pheromone in any aquatic animal When male squid come into contact with a chemical found on the outside of eggs laid by females, they instantly go from swimming along calmly and minding their own business to a state of extreme aggression, according to a new report published online on February 10 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. After just a touch of an egg, males will often...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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