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Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

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Maia Blume

on 26 November 2013

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Transcript of Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

Diet
They eat varied food, for example mysids,brine shrimp ,mosquitofish,prawns,and octopuses. Squids hunt for their food.
Characteristics
Hawaiian bobtail squids are clear with small brown, green,and blue spots. They have fins by their heads,and 10 tentacles .
Bobtail squids bury themselves in the sand by day and light up to match the moonlight at night.
Hawaiian Bobtail Squid or Eurymna scolopes
by: Isabel Gallegos

A trip to space !
On April 29th a few baby Hawaiian Bobtail Squid
Reproduction
Mating lasts 30 to 50 minutes and usually happens at night.

The eggs each squid lays are called a clutch. Clutches can have 50 to 200 eggs, and it takes about 30 minutes to lay a clutch.
Classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiolida
Family:Sepiolidae
Genus:Eurymna
Species: Scolopes
Bioluminescence
One of the most amazing things about a bobtail squid is that it can light up!

Bacteria live in an opening at the bottom of the squid's body. When the bacteria have enough oxygen they make a chemical reaction that produces light.The squid knows how much light is needed and controls it by increasing or decreasing the amount of oxygen that goes to the bacteria.
were sent to space to test how low gravity affects beneficial bacteria.The baby squids were sent in tubes of salt water, and since sadly they were meant to die, none made it back alive. After 14 hours the scientists added some bacteria into the tubes. The bacteria had 28 hours to colonize before the squids met their death. Scientists learned good bacteria grow more slowly in space than on Earth.

Camouflage
Habitat
The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid lives off the Hawaiian Islands in shallow waters in the Pacific Ocean.
height and weight
height:1.2 inches
weight:Hatchlings weigh 0.005 grams, and adults weigh up to 2.67 grams.
status and warmblooded or cold blooded
The Hawaiian bobtail squid is not endangered, and they're cold- blooded so they rely on the sun to stay warm.
5 interesting facts about Hawaiian bobtail squids
1:They can light up.2:They give the bacteria a home.3:They have 8 "arms" and 2 longer tentacles. 4:They can only live in salt water. 5:They were once sent to space for a science experiment.
Life Span
This squid lives 2 to 3 months in the wild and 3 to 5 months in captivity.
Invertebrate
Since squids are mollusks, I know it is an invertebrate.
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