|Our first candidate for hearing test|
|Loligo forbesi (the "veined" squid) specimen over 1 m total length.|
Even after 13 years of doing this, I am always impressed when we can pack up a portable, neurophysiology (or laser) system. Ship everything thousand of miles, and they get amazing new data on previously unexamined or poorly understood species. Pretty exhilarating stuff.
|Our squid friend during the hearing test. The blue circle is the speaker. The yellow and white cables are the neurophysiology sensors.|
After the tests, we placed the animal back into its holding tank. We hope to try some pressure-temperature-acceleration tag fittings on it later today or tomorrow. It really is an accommodating squid. We're also planning on squid fishing tomorrow, if the weather improves.
Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted!