A newly hatched squid can be seen swimming through the frame, starting from the bottom right corner, then the little squid swims out the top of the frame. Maturing larval squid are inside each egg, inside the finger-shaped egg sacs of the California market squid, also called opalescent squid, Doryteuthis opalescens. Closeup. Each translucent egg sac has many individual eggs, the reflective eyes of each developing squid embryo are visible in each egg. Squid are an important food source for many ocean creatures, and healthy reproduction of squid is important to the entire ocean eco-system. Pacific Ocean, California Channel Islands.

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