Steve O'Shea;87532 said:You're getting these squid quite shallow in what looks like daylight? That's pertty remarkable, isn't it? (Excuse my ignorance.) I've just had a conversation today with someone to the effect that they're normally deeper, like ~ 300 feet, and found at this relatively shallow depth during the night (otherwise, during the day, they are considerably deeper).
I'm a tad confused. Can you shed any light on this? Much appreciated if so.
VERY NICE pics by the way!
monty;87594 said:This is a pdf with lots of data on the study from Gilly's lab using depth-tracking tags:
it seems consistent with both views: the animals tend to go deep during the day and come up more at night, but they are also opportunistic enough that they vary this behavior.
I seem to remember from the Demono Rojo movie that you guys started doing day dives by dropping lures to depth during the day and getting the squids to follow the lure up to dive depth, but then you found some way of getting the squids to show up consistently without the lure-- am I remembering that right?
Steve O'Shea;89577 said: