I Squid You Not: Adorable Video of the Day! These baby cephalopods, called paralarvae, are as tiny as a grain of rice.
• Chromatophores are those little jewels embedded in their opalescent bodies. Adults can control their color to break up their outline and confuse predators…or, attract a mate.
• Jet Propulsion is the technical term for their swimming motion! The babies suck water into the main body cavity (mantle) and squirt it out as a siphon. The two flaps are fins that act as rudder.
• The Vancouver Aquarium successfully reared 400 of these in March. Just like any baby, these little ones had to be constantly fed and watched over!