Flying squid


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(Zool.) an oceanic squid (Ommastrephes Bartramii syn. Sthenoteuthis Bartramii), abundant in the Gulf Stream, which is able to leap out of the water with such force that it often falls on the deck of a vessel.
(Zool.) See under Flying, and Giant.

See also: Flying, Squid

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Kites fashioned to look like flying squid, space aliens and beloved cartoon characters will take to the skies, weather permitting, when the 13th annual Frontier Kite Fly takes off Sunday, June 2, in south Naperville.
Age, growth and population structure of the jumbo flying squid Dosidicus gigas in Peruvian waters.
The foreign bodies were identified as squid spermatophores - sperm-containing capsules - belonging to a Japanese flying squid, or Todarodes pacificus.
The jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) is widely distributed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, extending from Alaska (60[degrees]N) to Chile (46[degrees]S) and stretching to the west (125[degrees]-140[degrees]W) at the Equator (Nigmatullin et al., 2001; Ibanez and Cubillos, 2007).
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Jun Yamamoto, researcher Hokkaido University, disclosed over the weekend that discovery of the Neon Flying Squid's ability to shoot off the water at high speed, open its fins to glide up to 11.2 metres per second and fly a distance of about 30 metres.
A study based on photographs of flying squid in the Pacific Ocean estimates that they can reach a speed of up to 11.2 metres per second, which is significantly faster than the 10.31 metres per second that Bolt averaged in the 100 metre final at the London Olympics, the Independent reported.
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