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Creature Feature: Meet our local not-so-giant squid

Having a giant squid wrap its tentacles around your paddle board and hitching a ride might sound like its straight out of a sci-fi movie – but it did actually happen recently. According to a trending social media story an injured giant squid grabbed on to a paddle board off the coast of South Africa. All this excitement about squids got us wondering about our local not-so-giant squids that call the Pacific Ocean home. Read this week’s Creature Feature to learn more about the opalescent inshore squid. (Photo by Joshua Sera.)

Denise Mohsenin serves as the link between Marine Science Institute and the education community. She enjoys helping schools and teachers bring marine science and environmental literacy to their students. Her current favorite fish for teaching is the starry flounder. Ask her why at

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