- Nov 19, 2002
This should have aired on Discovery Channel News (Canada) a week-or-so ago; we've yet to receive copies so don't know what the final product looked like.
A frightening thing just occurred to me (have just woken up, so must have been thinking about this). The standard theory is that the inner wall of the mantle is dark, in the case of Mesonychoteuthis, black, to shield light from bioluminescent prey in the squid's stomach/stomach caecum from shining through the mantle, identifying the squid to potential predators.Jean said:Can either Steve or Kat tell me? Is the inner mantle really black?? Or was it ink? or an artifact of filming? J