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Flying squids

5 August 2023
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In 1947, explorers noticed a strange phenomenon as they crossed the Pacific Ocean. Somehow, small squids, known to live deep beneath the waves, kept appearing on the roof of their boat. The crew was baffled until they saw the squids floating about 50 meters above the sea. How and why do these sea creatures take to the air? In this Ted Ed video, Robert Siddall examines the flying abilities of cephalopods.

These squids can fly… nor, really, 2021 Robert Siddall TED-Ed production