Look at the picture. What do you see? No, they're not whale sperm. Although I did hear the heads on those things are like the size of tennis balls. Okay, so I didn't so much hear that as just make it up, but I do want you to spread it around for me anyway, okay? Also, this SPF40 on my back. Can't have that third nipple burnin'!
From what has been gathered through the small body of evidence, these species of squid capable of 'flying' use a kind of jet propulsion to project themselves out of the water, whereupon they extend their fins to guide the trajectory and create lift. Biologists theorize that the behavior helps squid evade predators as it allows them to travel at higher rates of speed than they can beneath the waves. And despite the recent unveiling of photographs that prove it, these impressive squid flights probably occur all the time.
Silly squids -- you don't belong in the air. Hit it, Sabastian!
Under the sea
Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter *wink*
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea
God I love that movie. It's what made me wish I was a merman in the first place. Haha, did I say merman? I meant handsome prince. YOU'RE MINE, ARIEL! Also, if you wanted to talk to Ursula about maybe trading your voice back for bigger bazoongas, I'd support your decision.
Hit the link for an ultra-high res shot you can blow up for an even better look.
Photographic Evidence Proves That Squid Can Fly [treehugger]
Thanks to Blue, who has the power to control all things blue, including all seas and most of your guys' balls. That's some superpower!