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Squid species disarms to stay alive

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Aug. 3 - A squid that lives deep in the northern Pacific Ocean has evolved a lizard-like approach to self-defense. The foot-long octopus squid (Octopoteuthis deletron), jettisons its arms when confronted by a predator, creating a diversion for escape. The creature's defense strategy was observed for the first time by University of Rhode Island researcher Stephanie Bush. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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