in a tide pool
Lucky shot of it using a huge jet of water from its siphon to shoot completely out of the water (and the dish)! It had been sulking in the dish after being captured by a group of students; see rock-coloration in second photo. The third photo shows it going back to sulking after its unsuccessful escape from the paparazzi.
Collected all we needed in one short tow. According to Capt. Bill Klimm, the squid are abnormally abundant. We should be seeing declining catches. Instead, there were too many in the net such that the squid were crushing those beneath.
Another interesting anecdote. Our squid net has modifications with two cod ends (upper and lower) with the intention that squid tend to go into the upper end and fish and crabs to the lower. This helps keep the squid undamaged. According to Cap, when we first collect in April and then again around now, the squid are found in the lower bag. During the majority of the season they go into the upper but at the shoulder seasons they are lower.
Little baby, maybe not identifiable.
Dozens and dozens of nautilus shells seen on the beach all round the island.
A cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα (kephalópoda); "head-feet"). These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Fishermen sometimes call them inkfish, referring to their common ability to squirt ink. The study of cephalopods is a branch of malacology known as teuthology.