Vancouver Aquarium’s baby opalescent squids

by | May 29, 2012 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

The amazing macro video demonstrates the unique locomotion of squids.  Fins steer and stabilize the squid as jet propulsion launches it to its destination.  And the tiny dark spots you see … they’re individual chromatophores (color-changing pigment cells) the squid will learn to use as it matures.

Read more about their new opalescent squids on the Vancouver Aquarium blog.

  • Leonard Ho

    I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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