octopus Question

From: Peter M Scheifele (acousticp2@juno.com)
Date: Wed Dec 06 2000 - 21:05:23 EST

 what is the defence mechanism an octopus uses to spray its ink?

This is quite a ways out of my field but if my marine biology course days
serve me right it goes like this:
Octopuses and squids often eject ink through the siphon as they jet away.
 The abiity of most cephalopods to eject ink is common. The ink comes
from a sac within the body cavity and is released into the mantle where
it is jetted out of the siphon.

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