Thrilling life forms!
what If squid convergently evolved with waterfowl?
Ah, that’s a classic one
gosh, Stolper, I hope you dont mind me hijacking this post but I have great news. You probably already know this, cause you have some mad trivia up your sleeve, but far to few online do know that “flying” squid exist 😀
Todarodes pacificus live in the pacific and glide much like flying fish for around 30 metres through the air at an astonishing speed of over 11 metres per second. It is not yet clear if they glide to escape predators or just to travel with low energy consumption.
*ride of the valkyries plays*
Tangentially related: I went to a panel at a paleontology conference about bird beaks vs. squid beaks and the conclusion the researcher presenting came to was that “birds are just the squid of the sky” (direct quote)
How on Earth did this get so many notes?
Ooh, I would just love to see these critters!