How Does a Squid Move?

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A squid swims using two different techniques. The most common is by forcing a jet or water through it's body which propels it. The other is by moving it's fins.
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Squid
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Cephalopoda Order: Teuthida
There are more than 300 different types of squid that have been identified around the world. The overall size of a squid can vary depending on the species. Some of them are only 24 inches long while others are more than 40 fee
Although squids do have two swimming fins on either side of its main body, called the mantle, this is not the main movement enabler for most species. Typically, the squid uses its syphon for movement via very precise jet propulsion in the water.
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A squid fills a part of his body (called a mantle) and shoots the water out by a tube. This causes the squid to propel through the water.
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so it can get" food" and a workout.
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A squid's funnel acts like a jet engine, making them powerful swimmers. Thanks for
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an mpeg video (128 Kbytes) which shows a squid jet propelling itself by forcing water through its body. Squid also swim by flapping their fins. this link - http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov
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