Strange facts about the ocean’s most mysterious creature

 

 

Armored Arms

From beak remnants, researchers have determined that colossal squid account for 77 percent of the sperm whale’s Antarctic diet. “The biggest beaks recorded are still larger than the ones we’ve had in our specimens, so we know the animal must get bigger still,” Bolstad says.
 
clue
n.[C]
1. (解決疑案,問題等的)線索,跡象,提示[(+to)]
2. (故事等的)情節
vt.
1. 為...提供線索
2. 【口】為...提供情況,告知[(+in/up)]
 
remnant
n.[C]
1. 殘餘,剩餘;遺跡,遺風
2. 零料,邊角剩料;零頭布
3. 殘存者[P]
a.
1. 殘餘的,剩
 
specimen
n.[C]
1. 樣品,樣本[(+of)]
2. 實例,典型[(+of)]
3. 標本[(+of)]
4. 【醫】(用以化驗的)抽樣[(+of)]
5. 【口】(與形容詞連用)傢伙,怪人
 
 
 
 

Fins

The mantle, which helps the squid swim, is fused to the head in three places and is heavily muscled.

mantle 
n.[C]
1. 披風,斗篷
2. (作為權力標誌的)衣缽
3. 覆蓋物;罩
4. (軟體動物等的)套膜
5. 【解】(大腦)皮質
6. 【地】地幔
vt.
1. 覆蓋;掩藏,遮掩
vi.
1. (臉)發紅
2. (斗篷似地)鋪開,籠罩
3. (鷹)展翅

 

 

 

 

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