Monday, February 11, 2013

Flying Squid

Scientists at Hokkaido University have released photos of a kind of flying squid. They launch above the surface by squirting a powerful jet of water, reaching speeds of 24 miles per hour. They catch air on canard fins out front and flattened tentacles aft.

Huffington Post: "Japanese Flying Squid's Abilities Confirmed, Speed Measured By Scientists"
Previously on GJ:

Alien creatures of the deep
Weird deep sea creatures


Scorchfield said...

Hei, where is Pi?

K_tigress said...

Wow! Who knew. Thanks for sharing.
Going to share this with some one else now.