Fun facts from the second day* of the Fifth International Symposium on Pacific Squids:

1. Which cephalopod has the smallest babies?
2. Mucus is often used for protection, like the stuff in our noses, which collects bacteria and dust that would otherwise be hazardous to our health. When we get rid of the mucus, we get rid of the irritants. What completely opposite purpose can mucus serve?
3. How much can you learn about a squid just by looking at its beak?

Answers to come tomorrow!

* Technically the second day was yesterday, but I wasn't able to get online to post these until this morning. Ah, the vagaries of ISPs . . .