Have you ever looked closely at a squid? No, the calamari on your plate doesn’t count.
A live squid?
Sure, it might seem to have come from the pages of a science fiction novel. But squid are far from fictional.
This hour, we dive into the very real, very... ink-redible... world of squid.
We talk with scientists and researchers, and we also hear from you.
- Sarah McAnulty - Squid biologist at UConn (@SarahMackAttack)
- Matt Mulrennan - CEO of KOLOSSAL, a nonprofit based in Venice, California (@mattmulrennan)
- Dr. Chris Duffin - Scientist with the Natural History Museum, London
Gizmodo: Squid Expert on Apple's Tortured Squid Emoji: It's Like 'Having a Butt on Your Forehead' - "Sarah McAnulty, a squid expert and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, told Gizmodo by phone the error has everything to do with the placement of the squid’s siphon, which is on the wrong side of the squid’s body relative to its head and a mantle."
Forbes: Why Medieval Europeans Drank Fossil Squid-Butt Cocktails - "The shape of the belemnite was clearly attractive to numerous human societies over the years. From the Greek for "arrow", belemnites were thought to have fallen from the sky and were connected to various ancient European deities. They were also thought to have magical and healing properties."
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 4, 2019.