Opalescent Squid
(Loligo opalescens)

image of a Opalescent Squid

Image ID: 191-00

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Comments : These are the coolest animals in the Sound! They change colors and patterns very quickly, swim like a speeding bullet, and are truly cool to watch. This one was feeding on a Tube Snout in about 14 feet of water.
Common name : Opalescent Squid
Scientific Name : Loligo opalescens
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 8 inches
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :