Because of the high percentage of RNA editing in cephalopods, these creatures have suppressed their ability for genomic evolution just to maintain their flexibility in RNA editing.
Scientists in California has stumbled upon a googly-eyed squid that looks like it's "fake" but is, in fact, very real.
Scientists recently picked up a distinct new sound using highly sensitive instruments: the hum of deep-water creatures at dusk and dawn as they move to and from the surface. Learning more about the mysterious sound could tell us more about response to climate and fishing.
Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
A dozen giant sperm whales have found themselves stranded along the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland this year. Experts say many made made wrong turns toward the coast after becoming disoriented.
Exceptionally well-preserved fossils of three 10-armed squid ancestors were recently found in Germany. The specimens reveal how these creatures were able to swim through Jurassic seas so effectively.
For the first time, three young giant squid were caught off the coast of Japan. This finding sheds light on the early lives of these otherwise elusive sea creatures.
Researchers at Stanford, University of Michigan and Woods Hole recently developed digital tags for recording behavior of invertebrates. Before this, a full range of recordings of in-water creatures was only available for large mammals.
Squid are known as masters of disguise, and now their unique abilities are inspiring new camouflaging materials, according to a recent study.
Scientists have discovered that vampire squid, which live in the deep depths of the ocean, boast a unique reproductive strategy that differs from all other living coleoid cephalopods, according to a new study.
In an amazing revelation, researchers have obtained footage of massive six-foot-long squids flashing and flickering at one another in the ocean depths. This never-before-seen behavior was closely analyzed by experts, and they have determined that while the flickering is likely a complex form of camouflage, the differently timed flashes seem to be a way of communicating.
A longstanding question among scientists is whether evolution is predictable, and they may have finally found their answer in two distinct species of squid. The genetic underpinning of bioluminescence, or the ability to emit light, in these cephalopods may in fact be surprisingly predictable, new research shows.
Thanks to a new full-color display technology, scientists are now one step closer to creating artificial "squid skin" - camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background.