- They're elegant, sleek, slippery, fast, agile, have big cute eyes, and they're tasty -
fried, poached, or stuffed and baked. Small squid taste better.
- See some beautiful photography
of wild squid.
- Clues indicate that giant squid grow to 20m long in the pitch-black ocean depths. People
are still searching
- The little ones off the coast of California are Loligo opalescens. There's
a decent-sized industry in catching and selling them, and there's an annual Monterey Squid
Festival which i got to visit in the late 90s.
- In another example of parallel evolution, squid (and octopi) have incredible eyes that
are similar to those of higher mammals, but actually have a somewhat better design.
- Squid nerves are unique. They have the
largest axon of any animal, which makes it handy for teaching and research.
Squid played a major role in the history of computational
- Even more incredibly, squid (and most octopi) have varying degrees of
mental control over their own color, in effect they have an addressable
surface. See Jaron Lanier's
cephalopods can teach us about language.
- The squidpage.