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Video Pick: Why Do Squid Light Up?

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Video Pick: Why Do Squid Light Up?

Video Pick: Why Do Squid Light Up?

Video Pick: Why Do Squid Light Up?

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Squid (the kind served as calamari) can make their skin pulse different colors. Biologist Casey Dunn and his student Sophia Tintori were interested in how this light show works, so they asked their colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara for an explanation.

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