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Annual Gathering
Photograph by Brian Skerry

In the shallow green waters of Cape Cod, a host of longfin inshore squid arrive in spring to mate. Many also wind up on local restaurant tables as calamari, while some are used for medical research: This species' nervous system has been studied for 50 years, recently revealing insights into the transmission of the herpes virus.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 18mm
Speed and F-Stop: f/8
Weather Conditions: Underwater
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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