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Scientists Confirm That Neon Flying Squid Can Indeed Fly, & Announce Speed.

 
"In a study published this week in German science magazine Marine Biology, a team of marine biologists at Hokkaido University announced they have discovered that the neon flying squid (Ommastrephes bartramii) can fly through the air at up to 11.2 meters per second. They propel themselves by squirting water out at high pressure and can fly for a distance of about 30 meters (nearly 100 feet).

The squid are in the air for about three seconds and travel upwards of 30 metres, said (Jun) Yamamoto, in what he believed was a defence strategy to escape being eaten.
But, he added, being out of the ocean opened a new front, leaving the cephalopods vulnerable to other predators.
“This finding means that we should no longer consider squid as things that live only in the water. It is highly possible that they are also a source of food for sea birds.”


Japanese researcher Jun Yamamoto of Hokkaido University has confirmed that the Neon Flying Squid (Ommastrephes bartramii) “do not just jump out of water but have a highly developed flying posture.” Pictured is a similar species, Todarodes pacificus. AFP” [x]
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Scientists Confirm That Neon Flying Squid Can Indeed Fly, & Announce Speed.

 

"In a study published this week in German science magazine Marine Biology, a team of marine biologists at Hokkaido University announced they have discovered that the neon flying squid (Ommastrephes bartramii) can fly through the air at up to 11.2 meters per second. They propel themselves by squirting water out at high pressure and can fly for a distance of about 30 meters (nearly 100 feet).

The squid are in the air for about three seconds and travel upwards of 30 metres, said (Jun) Yamamoto, in what he believed was a defence strategy to escape being eaten.

But, he added, being out of the ocean opened a new front, leaving the cephalopods vulnerable to other predators.

“This finding means that we should no longer consider squid as things that live only in the water. It is highly possible that they are also a source of food for sea birds.”

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Japanese researcher Jun Yamamoto of Hokkaido University has confirmed that the Neon Flying Squid (Ommastrephes bartramii) “do not just jump out of water but have a highly developed flying posture.” Pictured is a similar species, Todarodes pacificus. AFP” [x]

Learn more about it here.

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    OMG
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    FLYING SQUID!!
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    It sounded like the squid could fly out of the water and announce their own speed. Imagine a ton of squid hopping out of...
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    Ummmmm there are actually flying squid?
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    God these are so cool, you all should read up on them at some point, it’s ridiculous.
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