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Eerie beauty of the squid: Underwater photos

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

These stunning images capture the amazing skin of the bobtail squid, who use thousands of cells to change colour.

The cephalopods have translucent skin with pigments called chromatophores, which appear as small patches or dots. They use the cells to transform so they can attract a mate or blend into their surroundings.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

Squid are such amazing animals.
They taste good, too.

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"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired."

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:14 AM

They are quite beautiful in a tentacly squiddy kind of way.

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