Squidron At Playa Lagun Curacao
(New York City, NY)
I just wanted to report a very special experience I had a few weeks ago while snorkeling in Playa Lagun in Curacao. I was fortunate to have found a "squidron" of about 15 squid moving through the lagoon. They were changing their colors as they moved through different areas of the lagoon and moving in beautiful formation.
I was following them for quite a while when all of the sudden, they all inked simultaneously! Then, something at the bottom caught my eye and I saw a bunch of tentacles sticking out of a fish's mouth - one unfortunate squid had been snatched.
Aside from the loss of life, it absolutely blew my mind to see the inking. I can report that the inking technique is successful as I was momentarily shocked and had no idea in what direction they headed. Of course, I was not the predator and I think the squid probably inked just after the fish took their mate.
It was a magical moment in the middle of Playa Lagun. I did not have a camera with me so I haven't a pic to share but it was really amazing!