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Friday Squid Blogging: Live Giant Squid Found in Japan

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/02/friday-squid-blogging-live-giant-squid-found-in-japan.html

A giant squid was found alive in the port of Izumo, Japan. Not a lot of news, just this Twitter thread (with a couple of videos).

If confirmed, I believe this will be the THIRD time EVER a giant squid was filmed alive!

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squids Don’t Like Pile-Driving Noises

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/01/friday-squid-blogging-squids-dont-like-pile-driving-noises.html

New research:

Pile driving occurs during construction of marine platforms, including offshore windfarms, producing intense sounds that can adversely affect marine animals. We quantified how a commercially and economically important squid (Doryteuthis pealeii: Lesueur 1821) responded to pile driving sounds recorded from a windfarm installation within this species’ habitat. Fifteen-minute portions of these sounds were played to 16 individual squid. A subset of animals (n = 11) received a second exposure after a 24-h rest period. Body pattern changes, inking, jetting, and startle responses were observed and nearly all squid exhibited at least one response. These responses occurred primarily during the first 8 impulses and diminished quickly, indicating potential rapid, short-term habituation. Similar response rates were seen 24-h later, suggesting squid re-sensitized to the noise. Increased tolerance of anti-predatory alarm responses may alter squids’ ability to deter and evade predators. Noise exposure may also disrupt normal intraspecific communication and ecologically relevant responses to sound.

Press release.

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Friday Squid Blogging: China Launches Six New Squid Jigging Vessels

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/01/friday-squid-blogging-china-launches-six-new-squid-jigging-vessels.html

From Pingtan Marine Enterprise:

The 6 large-scale squid jigging vessels are normally operating vessels that returned to China earlier this year from the waters of Southwest Atlantic Ocean for maintenance and repair. These vessels left the port of Mawei on December 17, 2020 and are sailing to the fishing grounds in the international waters of the Southeast Pacific Ocean for operation.

I wonder if the company will include this blog post in its PR roundup.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Searching for Giant Squid by Collecting Environmental DNA

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/01/friday-squid-blogging-searching-for-giant-squid-by-collecting-environmental-dna.html

The idea is to collect and analyze random DNA floating around the ocean, and using that to figure out where the giant squid are. No one is sure if this will actually work.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Newly Identified Ichthyosaur Species Probably Ate Squid

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/12/friday-squid-blogging-newly-identified-ichthyosaur-species-probably-ate-squid.html

This is a deep-diving species that “fed on small prey items such as squid.”

Academic paper.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Bigfin Squid Found in Australian Waters

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A bigfin squid has been foundand filmed — in Australian waters for the first time.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Diplomoceras Maximum

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/11/friday-squid-blogging-diplomoceras-maximum.html

Diplomoceras maximum is an ancient squid-like creature. It lived about 68 million years ago, looked kind of like a giant paperclip, and may have had a lifespan of 200 years.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Underwater Robot Uses Squid-Like Propulsion

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/11/friday-squid-blogging-underwater-robot-uses-squid-like-propulsion.html

This is neat:

By generating powerful streams of water, UCSD’s squid-like robot can swim untethered. The “squidbot” carries its own power source, and has the room to hold more, including a sensor or camera for underwater exploration.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Chinese Squid Fishing Near the Galapagos

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/10/friday-squid-blogging-chinese-squid-fishing-near-the-galapagos.html

The Chinese have been illegally squid fishing near the Galapagos Islands.

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