Brave New Biosphere: Story of a Squid

The Why Files

This Why Files informative page is part of a series that features the narrative of Bob, the bobtail squid. Bob describes the symbiotic relationship formed between his ancestors and the bioluminescent bacteria that offer him protection from predators. The next page in this series describes the relationship from the enslaved bacteria's perspective and features scientist Margaret McFall-Ngai. Links are provided to glossary terms and a bibliography.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: Vibrio cholera, Euprymna scolopes