1. EwgB says

    Wow, that’s awesome (in the original sense)! I also love it how all the scientists (I think) totally flip out over this (totally justified AFAIAC).

  2. microraptor says

    @hoku- Not really- there are plenty of bioluminecent organisms down there, after all.

  3. kome says

    For a brief moment, when I read “Enemy of Squid” my first thought was “Oh, PZ came up with a cutesy collective noun for a group of squid.”

  4. frog says

    kome@6: That’s how I read it, too!

    Is there an official term for a collective group of squid? If not, I think “an enemy of squid” has a sweetly ironic touch.

  5. says

    Apparently it’s a plain, boring old shoal of squid, though there was a petition a few months back to change it to ‘squad.’ Language is usage-based though; so pick a noun and make it popular enough, and it’ll eventually be recognised by the dictionaries.

  6. Crimson Clupeidae says

    Anyone else get the impression the whale was trying to figure out if the whole camera apparatus was edible? :)