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1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of loligo, Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary, decacerata, dibranchiata.

Some of these squids are very abundant on the atlantic coast of North America, and are used in large quantities for bait, especially in the cod fishery. The most abundant of the American squids are the northern squid (Ommastrephes illecebrosus), ranging from southern new England to newfoundland, and the southern squid (loligo Pealii), ranging from virginia to Massachusetts.

2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid. Flying squid, giant squid.

(Science: zoology) The striped bass.

Origin: Cf. Squirt.

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Microevolution verus Macroevolution

... ex horses getting progressively larger while elephants get smaller. Some plankton remain microscopic all their lives while others grow into giant squid. Size is not that much of an issue. It is a temporary characteristic of a species and can rapidly change with the availability of food.

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by animartco
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Microevolution verus Macroevolution
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Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?

... neurons in each animal, and for some there are more of the nice big, insulated ones for processes that need to be very fast. For example the giant squid has an axon up to 1mm thick and is responsible for the essential system that allows it to pump water and move around. For escaping from trouble ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?
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Re: What is this animal?

Salt water decompisition of a giant squid that died due to trying to consume a cow that fell from a ship, or its extraterrestrial :mrgreen:, their are so many possibilities. Cows don't have characteristics like this either, yet we still get ...

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by WillyTNo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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What is this animal?

Some description and scale would help - for instance, do the white objects appear to be bones? Are we dealing with a vertebrate or parts of a squid-?

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by Darby
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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Na,K-ATPase as a pump. Request for Reference(s)

... K+ will be pumped into the cell. The question is, what experiments should be designed to show that the membrane pump is real? Let us consider the squid giant axon. [Since the work done on this cell was honored with a Nobel Prize (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid_giant_axon), this axon and other ...

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by Vladimir Matveev
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Na,K-ATPase as a pump. Request for Reference(s)
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