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Squid sensory experiements

A Squid in Hand

WHOI biologist Aran Mooney gently lifts a squid from a tank in the Environmental Systems Lab. Mooney studies the sensory abilities of marine animals, focusing their use and detection of sound. He recently showed that squid can sense sounds with primitive organs and may be able to "hear" the sounds of predator whales. Currently Mooney is studying the use and detection of sound by marine mammals in waters off Hawaii, and writes about the field work and the science in his Sensory Ecology blog. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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