Baby squid are the cutest, right? I mean, right

In 2010 I was lucky enough to join a baby squid workshop in La Paz, Mexico, where I met Spanish scientist Roger Villanueva. He has quite the deft touch with rearing embryos. I'm super-excited that he's got a lab website up now, where you can see all the gorgeous photos and videos he and his group have taken. They're mostly Illex coindetti, an ommstrephid cousin to the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas.

Isn't that sweet? Aren't you just dying to see it squidge around in a petri dish? Well here it is:

Go check out the rest of the videos!