Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Preserved DNA extracted from the rock-like digestive blobs may offer insights into whale ecology.
Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris

Preserved DNA extracted from the rock-like digestive blobs may offer insights into whale ecology.

Preserved DNA extracted from the rock-like digestive blobs may offer insights into whale ecology.

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Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
The cephalopods use several strategies to manipulate light and produce their colorful patterns.
Image of the Day: Self-Insemination
Image of the Day: Self-Insemination
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 1, 2019
Videos reveal how a female squid fertilizes her eggs—one at a time and without spilling much stored sperm.
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
The Scientist Staff | Jul 12, 2017
Thanks to the bioluminescent bacteria inhabiting its light organ, the vividly colored southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica) can glow in the dark. 
Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea
Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea
The Scientist Staff | Mar 21, 2017
The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) is a nocturnal predator with a light organ full of bioluminescent bacteria attached to an ink sac, which the animal uses to control the amount of light it releases.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Squid-Inspired Stickers
Squid-Inspired Stickers
Jenny Rood | Mar 24, 2015
Scientists develop tape coated with cephalopod proteins to reflect infrared light.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Feb 6, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer
Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 17, 2014
Polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals.