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How squids outsmart their predators - Carly Anne York

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There are about 500 species of squid, and they live in all the world’s oceans, making them a reliable food source for whales, dolphins, sharks, seabirds, fish - and even other squid. As a result, the squid's most extraordinary adaptations are those that have evolved to help them thwart these predators. Carly Anne York explains how these stealthy cephalopods have mastered deep sea survival.

Squid are included in a group of invertebrates called ________.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Carly Anne York
  • Director Jérémie Balais, Reza Riahi
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Animator Jérémie Balais, Reza Riahi
  • Sound Designer Raphaël Pibarot
  • Composer Raphaël Pibarot
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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