The Scientific Community: Change the name of a group of squids to squad.

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The Scientific Community: Change the name of a group of squids to squad.

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Alexis Shaw started this petition to NOAA Office of Science and Technology Marine EcoSystems (ST7) Division The Scientific Community

Because a "Shoal of squid" sounds bad and a squad of squid sounds more appropriate. For too long has a collection of squids been known as either "squids" or a "shoal" and I think that's just disrespectful. They need a scientifically acknowledged name for their groups! Something that sounds appropriate to a group-like nature. Whales have pods, fish have schools, so why can't squid have a squad? Would you mess with a Squid Squad? I don't think so. "If that squid had a squad, I'd scram!" I implore you on behalf of our cephalopod friends to consider recognizing them as squads of squids. Thank you for your time.

 

Attribution to Richard Ling / www.rling.com for the photograph found using flickr and used complying to Creative Commons liscense.

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