30 Jul '16, 6pm

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

Giant Humboldt squid have a unique way of communicating. Rather than relying on sounds or gestures, they speak to each other using flashes of color. A squid may burst from red to white and back to red again while communicating with another squid. Because the Humboldt is absolutely fearless and has suckers lined with intimidatingly sharp teeth, it has earned the nickname ‘red devil.’ scientists haven’t been able to figure out what all the flashing is about until now. It can be difficult to follow the lives of the Humboldt squid because they have been known to rip masks off of divers and attack camera equipment. So for the first time ever, scientists mounted cameras on a trio of squid to get a better picture of how they live. The footage allowed them to start deciphering the incredible language of squid flashes, the results of which were published in a recent study . Related...

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