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A Shot in the Dark: Alternative Uses for Squid Ink

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Stephanie Bush, a scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), suggests that squids might use ink to attract a mate, repel a predator, or even confuse their prey.

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http://www.sciencefriday.com/cephalopodweek We all know that squids use ink to disguise themselves while making a quick getaway, but what other uses might ink serve? Stephanie "Stephalopod" Bush, a scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), suggests that these crafty cephalopods might use ink to attract a mate, repel a predator, or even confuse their prey. Produced by Christian Baker Music by Audio Network Pygmy squid footage courtesy Dr. Noriyosi Sato Additional Squid Footage by MBARI