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    • Miks' Pics

      Japanese-flying Squid (todarodes pacificus) ~ The neon flying squid propels itself by drawing in water with its mantle and then blasting the water out launching forward by jet propulsion while spreading out both its fins and webbed tentacles to form wings, creating lift for gliding up to 11.2m/sec and covering up to 30m. ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life l" board @

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    • The Jetstream

      The Japanese Flying Squid is proven to launch out of the water and “fly” for up to 3 seconds, sometimes traveling a distance of 30 meters. Scientists think they do this to escape from predators, just like flying fish. #Oceans #OceanTrivial #AmazingFacts

    • Oriah Creates beauty

      Flying squid - A Red Flying Squid (Ommastrephes bartramii) zips along above the Sea of Japan. Original photograph by Geoff Jones. The squid releases a high-pressured water jet for propulsion, and then spreads its fins like wings to glide above the water, according to a new study from marine biologists at Hokkaido University. What's more, the squid can speed through the air at over 11 meters per second. From ferrebeekeeper via Di Locke-Carmichael

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