A Shot in the Dark: Alternative Uses for Squid Ink

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.

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Produced by Christian Baker
Music by Audio Network
Pygmy squid footage courtesy Dr. Noriyosi Sato
Additional Squid Footage by MBARI

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About Christian Baker

Christian Baker is an independent filmmaker, producer and director of photography.