Friday, March 29, 2013

Jumbo Squid-Cam Uncovers Secrets of Elusive Creature

A Crittercam attached to a Humboldt squid captured some amazing footage, as this screengrab shows.


To see firsthand how an elusive species of jumbo squid lives, scientists have strapped video cameras to the carnivorous sea creature in the eastern Pacific.

The footage has helped reveal some remarkable secrets of the Humboldt squid: They are capable of amazing bursts of speed, up to nearly 45 mph (72 km/h); they "talk" to each other by changing their body color; and they hunt in big synchronized groups.

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