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2010-04-07 12:32:37

New research is shedding light on the preferred habitat of the northern squid, Gonatus fabricii - a key but often overlooked species in Arctic marine food webs.

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2010-03-04 08:10:00

On the open sand plains of the Caribbean seafloor, where soft-bodied animals are routinely exposed to predators, camouflage can be key to survival.

2009-12-11 19:14:35

Joint project between PTB and its US counterpart NIST might advance simple and cost effective diagnostical methods.

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2009-11-13 07:55:00

Breeding program offers new opportunities to understand a little-studied species, and introduce the public to these fascinating creatures.

2009-10-06 12:09:00

CANNES, France, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NHK, NHK Enterprises, Science Channel and Atlantic Productions have teamed up for the largest-ever international quest for a living giant squid.

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2009-09-22 12:30:00

US scientists in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly netted a 19.5-foot giant squid off the coast of Louisiana.

2009-07-23 13:45:12

Reports about swimmers menaced by giant squids off San Diego raised the ire of marine biologist Brad Seibel who found the awesome monsters are really timid. And, afraid of the light. I want to spread the word that they aren't the aggressive man-eaters as they have been portrayed, said Seibel who has taken moonlight swims surrounded by a big gang of squids. For years Seibel, a biologist at the University of Rhode Island, had heard stories claiming that a Humboldt squid will devour a dog in...

2009-07-23 10:01:16

News reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of Humboldt's or jumbo squid have raised the ire of University of Rhode Island biologist Brad Seibel.

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2009-07-13 12:55:06

An offshore earthquake that shook the Southern California coastline early Saturday might have confused several giant squid, sending them up on the beach.

2009-07-11 23:43:53

An offshore earthquake that rattled the Southern California coastline early Saturday may have confused squid, sending them toward a beach. The squid were first spotted at La Jolla Shores beach about 45 minutes after the 7:30 a.m. quake, San Diego 6 reported.


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