The Squid

Squid live in salt water. They eat fish, shrimp and other marine animals. When a squid finds a school of fish, it grabs one. The squid uses its arms to hold the fish near its mouth, then bites off chunks with its beak. Squids do not have external shells. Their mantles are easily seen on the outside of their bodies. Squid come in many sizes. They range from less than an inch to more than sixty feet. Squid can change color. They often change color when they are disturbed.

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