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Serene Squid

Serene Squid

January 5, 2016

Squid such as this Dortyteuthis pealeii are common prey for many fish, whales, and even humans. WHOI researchers have studied how whales use sonar to find squid, how humans might do the same, and whether squid can detect hunting whales. Biologist Aran Mooney‘s studies have shown that some species of squid can detect sounds, and he currently is studying how ocean acidification could affect squids’ ability to swim and reproduce and even their balance in the water. (Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)

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