These mounted cameras are a first for squid research and can help decode language and chatter of flashes and flickers. Photo by Joel Hollander
In a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology out of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Lab, Ph.D. student Hannah Rosen and other scientists have been able to capture on film the complex communication dance of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas. The jumbo squid, whose mantle length can measure up to 5 ft., were outfitted with a child-sized surf rash guard and fastened with National Geographic’s underwater critter cams (footage below).
Divers and the jumbo squid in the Sea of Cortez. Photo by Jim Knowlton and from GrindTV.