Alobar April 23, 2010 6:20 PM

This TED talk might be of interest to you.

Part of it talks about a squid symbiosis with bioluminescent bacteria.

The squid uses the bacteria to glow at the same brightness as the star & moon light striking it from above, so the squid does not cast a shadow beneath it. Thus acting like a stealth attack vehicle.

SquidQuestion April 26, 2010 2:49 AM

Could someone explain to me what the inside joke about the squid is? I’m not getting it, maybe because I’m a foreigner.

Paul Renault April 26, 2010 6:55 AM

Me, I’m waiting for Bruce to link a site selling tiny explosive Teuthida charges.

Yes, that’s, wait for it, squid squibs!

mcb April 26, 2010 7:24 AM

@ igloo

“I admit it! I turned on Flash and chased fish”

Glad I wasn’t the only one. Strangely captivating…

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