Posted by John M. on February 23, 2004 at 08:22:50:
The squid egg sacs harvested by the Birch Aquarium at Scripps started hatching a couple days ago. Leslee Matsushige (Birch Aquarium), Mary Lynn Price (u/w film maker and editor extraordinaire, see http://www.divefilm.com/ ), and I got together to video some of these 0-2 day old squid using several microscopes of different powers. That young, they're pretty transparent -- so you can see all the internal parts (gills, heart, ink sac, etc.), plus the external parts (eyes, tentacles, photophores, etc.). Many of these parts are labelled in the video clip we've made, although the ink sac is not. It's the constant black spot towards the top of the mantle, next to the heart.
The video clip is large -- just under 16 MB -- so it's for broadband users only (unless you're really motivated!!).
see http://divebums.com/Video/ -- top item
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