J. M. Gosline and M. E. DeMont. (1985). Jet-propelled swimming in
squids. Sci. Am. 252(1), 96-103, 1985.
A swimming squid takes up and expels water by contrcting radial and
circular muscles in its boneless mantle wall. Elastic collagen "springs" in
the muscle increase the power of the jet.
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