An analysis of the anatomy of the feeding tentacle of Grimalditeuthis bonplandi revealed it didn't contain the musculature needed to rapidly extend and…Read More »
retract in the way that most other squid do. Here the tentacles of G. bonplandi (a, c) and the squid Chiroteuthis calyx (b, d), showing a cross-section (a, b) and longitudinal section (c, d) of the tentacle stalk. Less «
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.