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Squid Studies: Squid Futures and a New Path with New People

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation –funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his tenth blog post about the trip. GUAYMAS—The previous post was an overall summary [...]

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Squid Studies: Dealing with Collapse–Lessons from a Squid?

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his ninth blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ—Every day the winds blew, and [...]

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Squid Studies: Saving the Sea of Cortez? We all need to help

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his eighth blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ—Back in the Guaymas Basin east [...]

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Squid studies: Southward-bound; “We had all felt the pattern of the Gulf….”–J. Steinbeck and E. F. Ricketts, Sea of Cortez (Viking, 1941)

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his seventh blog post about the trip. After traveling all night we approach Isla San [...]

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Squid Studies: “A Dream Hangs over the Whole Region, a Brooding Kind of Hallucination”–J. Steinbeck and E. F. Ricketts, Sea of Cortez

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his sixth blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ—After the early morning reverie, undoubtedly [...]

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Squid Studies: “It Is Not Down in Any Map; True Places Never Are”–Herman Melville, Moby Dick

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his fifth blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ—Once again dawn finds us escaping [...]

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Squid Studies: Correction, Connections and Calamar

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his fourth blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ—I’d like to start by correcting [...]

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Squid Studies: Changing Seas and Shrinking Squid

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his third blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTZEZ— During the night we moved [...]

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Squid Studies: Scientists Seeking and Savoring Squid

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation–funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his second blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ— As we moved up the [...]

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Squid Studies: Back to the Sea of Cortez

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Editor’s Note: William Gilly, a professor of biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, embarked on new expedition this month to study jumbo squid in the Gulf of California on the National Science Foundation-funded research vessel New Horizon. This is his first blog post about the trip. SEA OF CORTEZ—Our group of squid researchers is [...]

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Observations

Giant Eyes Help Colossal Squid Spot Glowing Whales

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Giant and colossal squid can grow to be some 12 meters long. But that alone doesn’t explain why they have the biggest eyeballs on the planet. At 280 millimeters in diameter, colossal squid eyes are much bigger than those of the swordfish, which at 90 millimeters, measure in as the next biggest peepers. “It doesn’t [...]

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Octopuses and squids are damaged by noise pollution

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Not only can squids and octopuses sense sound, but as it turns out, these and other so-called cephalopods might be harmed by growing noise pollution in our oceans—from sources such as offshore drilling, ship motors, sonar use and pile driving. "We know that noise pollution in the oceans has a significant impact on dolphins and [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

Can Octopuses Help Us Make Better Kindles?

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Octopuses and Kindles might have more in common than you think. It’s true that you can’t read a Jules Verne novel off an octopus. And a Kindle can’t camouflage itself against a brightly colored, textured coral reef. But the two both depend on using ambient light to generate their “display,” and both can change their appearance [...]

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Running Ponies

First Footage of Deep-Sea Squid Solves Mystery of Lame Tentacle Club

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Say what you want about squids – too many arms, pointy head, not enough elbows: 2/10 would not take dancing – but when it comes to killing things, they certainly aren’t lacking in creativity. The Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) waves its arms from side to side before attacking its prey, which researchers have suggested [...]

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