A buoyancy mechanism found in cranchid squid

@article{Denton1969ABM,
  title={A buoyancy mechanism found in cranchid squid},
  author={E. Denton and J. Gilpin-Brown and T. I. Shaw},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  year={1969},
  volume={174},
  pages={271 - 279}
}
Three species of cranchid squid have been studied at sea and found to be nearly neutrally buoyant in sea water. They each possess a very large coelom filled with a fluid whose density is low in comparison with sea water and this gives a lift sufficient to balance the denser tissues of the animal. This coelomic fluid is nearly iso-osmotic with sea water and its relatively low density arises because it is principally a solution of ammonium chloride in water. The fluid is acid and the significance… Expand
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