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Watch Out for That Squid Beak! | by kqedquest
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Watch Out for That Squid Beak!

Grizzled veteran deckhand Gary Christensen was kind enough to show me the parrot-like beak on a Humboldt squid. NOAA Research Fisheries Biologist John Field, whom we interviewed for the story, likened the feeding action of the Humboldt squid to eating a corn on the cob, with the squid bringing its prey to its beak with its sharp tentacles, then rotating it while quickly devouring it.

 

Image Source: Sheraz Sadiq

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Taken on November 7, 2007