tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:/xml/squid1 squid news from mongabay.com 2015-02-09T22:19:30Z tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/10656 2013-01-08T22:05:00Z 2015-02-09T22:19:30Z Giant squid caught on video <table align="left"><tr><td><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/mongabay-images/13/416px-20000_squid_holding_sailor.150.jpg" align="left"/></td></tr></table>Last summer, after 55 dives, three scientists in a submarine off the coast of Japan encountered an animal people have mythologized and feared for thousands of years: the giant squid. According to the researchers with Japan's National Science Museum they managed to capture the first footage ever (see below) of a giant squid in its natural habitat, although photos were also released in 2005 of a giant squid feeding. Jeremy Hance tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/10091 2012-09-04T18:16:00Z 2012-09-04T18:32:52Z Sacrificial squid has unique way of deterring predators <i>Octopoteuthis deletron</i>&#8212;this deep-dwelling, unassuming little squid may appear plain and boring, but when threatened, it has a peculiar way of defending itself. This foot-long invertebrate behaves a bit differently than most of its close cousins: it drops its arms. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/7730 2011-04-12T03:50:00Z 2015-01-26T22:57:27Z Noise in oceans leads to 'severe acoustic trauma' in octopus, squid Researchers have documented for years how noise pollution impacts dolphins in whales, but a new study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment finds that even low intensity noise can severely injure cephalopods, which include octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. The injuries are bad enough to possibly lead to stranding and death, thereby providing a feasible explanation for a number of recent strandings, including giant squid washing ashore in Spain. Jeremy Hance tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/7083 2010-11-18T21:35:00Z 2015-01-26T22:22:52Z Photo: expedition discovers 20% of world's squids, including new species <table align="left"><tr><td><img src="http://photos.mongabay.com/j/newsquid.indianocean.150.jpg" align="left"/></td></tr></table>An expedition to the seamounts of the southern Indian Ocean has proven that the region is a biodiverse hotspot for squids. To date, the expedition has identified 70 species of squid comprising 20% of the world's known squid species. But that's not all: they have also uncovered new species. At just over 2 feet long (27 inches or 70 centimeters), a species of squid found by the expedition proves to a brand new member of the chiroteuthid family. Squids from this family, which number around a dozen known species, employ bioluminescent organs to attract unwary prey. Jeremy Hance tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/5588 2010-02-02T04:27:00Z 2010-02-02T04:43:45Z Jumbo squid explosion Jumbo squid are back in the waters of Southern California and anglers are seeing an uptick in business, reports the <I>Los Angeles Times</i>. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/3 2008-12-15T14:30:39Z 2008-12-16T10:06:00Z Climate change, ocean acidification may doom jumbo squid Ocean acidification &#8212; driven by rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere &#8212; may hurt the Humboldt squid, report researchers writing in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/2874 2008-04-29T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:48:39Z Photos - researchers study largest squid ever captured Marine biologists in New Zealand are thawing the corpse of the largest squid ever caught in order to learn more about one of the ocean's most mysterious creatures. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/2790 2008-03-27T14:30:39Z 2008-12-16T10:13:33Z Squid beaks may revolutionize engineering When scientists dissect the stomachs of sperm whales, they find the super-hard beaks of squids, the only part of them that is indigestible. Scientists can tell the diet of a whale by the variety of beaks left behind, sometimes numbering in the thousands. But how does a squid, whose body is soft and supple, have a beak that is considered one of the hardest organic materials in natures? Scientists have long pondered this question. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/2349 2007-09-06T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:46:47Z Squid chasing drove evolution of whale sonar A University of California at Berkeley study argues that dolphins and other toothed whales developed sonar to chase schools of squid swimming near the ocean surface at night. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/2089 2007-07-25T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:45:56Z Jumbo squid invade California waters, affecting fish populations Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) are invading California waters, putting commercial fish populations at risk, reports a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/2135 2007-07-11T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:46:05Z Giant squid found in Australia A giant squid has washed up on a beach on the western coast of the Australian island Tasmania, reports Reuters. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/2062 2007-06-06T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:45:51Z Jumbo squid invasion in California Thousands of Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) squid are appearing off the coast of Southern California, according to published reports. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/1705 2007-03-08T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:44:43Z Jumbo squid and sperm whales tagged Scientists have simulatenously tagged sperm whales and jumbo squid off Mexico's Pacific coast, allowing them to be tracked by satellite even as they dive to depths exceeding 3000 feet. Details of the effort are published in in the March 12 edition of the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS). Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/1532 2007-02-23T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:44:15Z Giant squid use bioluminescence to hunt prey, communicate <table align="left"><tr><td><img src="http://photos.mongabay.com/07/0223sq-sm.jpg" align="left"/></td></tr></table>The giant squid uses bioluminescence to hunt its prey, according to new deap-sea observations using a high definition underwater video camera system. The findings are published in the online edition of the roceedings of the Royal Society B. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/1539 2007-02-22T14:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:44:16Z Photos of world's largest squid <table align="left"><tr><td><img src="http://photos.mongabay.com/07/0222squid-sm.jpg" align="left"/></td></tr></table>Fishermen in New Zealand may have captured the largest Colossal squid ever recorded. It may be the first time a Colossal squid has ever been seen alive. The beast, weighing 450 kilograms (990 pounds), was eating a Patagonian toothfish (Chilean sea bass) hooked by fishermen when it was captured in the deep, frigid waters in the Ross Sea near Antarctica. The squid was reported to be 10 meters (33 feet) in length and took more than two hours to land. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/1382 2006-12-22T16:30:39Z 2008-12-29T06:43:53Z Giant squid captured! Japanese researchers captured a small female giant squid near the Ogasawara islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo. The squid, which measured 3.5 meters (11 ft 6 in) long and weighed 50 kg (110 lb), was hooked at a depth of 650 meters (2,150 ft). The capture comes a year after researchers produced the first photographs and video of living squid. Rhett Butler tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/441 2005-09-28T15:19:39Z 2008-12-29T06:42:13Z First picture of live giant squid For the first time ever, scientists have observed a giant squid in the wild. Rhett Butler