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Japanese researchers discover gliding squid that use jet propulsion

Squid in flight. The animals can glide for upwards of 30 metres at a stretch. Photo: AFP

Japanese scientists have confirmed the long-rumoured secret power of a species of oceanic squid. It can fly.

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 4:31am


UG/F & 1/F The Plaza, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Central Tel: 2868 9538 Open: noon-2.30pm (closed for lunch on Sunday), 6pm-10.30pm (Friday and Saturday until 11.30pm) Cuisine: upmarket bar food

Price: about HK$350 without drinks and service charge.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mori Sushi

34 Graham Street, Central Tel: 2854 1800 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$300, without drinks and the service charge.

Ambience: busy and cramped, with seats for about 25, including at the small sushi bar. It's a friendly place with a neighbourhood feel.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Peace Square

Peace Square G/F, 146 Tung Lo Wan Road Tin Hau Hong Kong Tel 2508 6369

Grub: Western, including pizza, pasta and risotto, burgers and a wide range of snacks.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Kraken by China Mieville Pan Macmillan HK$104

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am



Airport Izakaya

Regal Airport Hotel, 9 Cheong Tat Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok. Tel: 2286 6668. Signature dishes: seared red tuna salad, volcano maki roll, scallop and vegetable tempura cakes, halibut tempura, red tuna and salmon flower sushi, Canadian beef teppanyaki. $$-$$$


28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Mystery of 'sea monsters'

Giant squid, colossal octopi and sea monsters - these mythical beasts capture our imagination, often appearing on the silver screen wrecking boats and terrorising people. Just look at how we portray these creatures in Pirates of the Caribbean or Clash of the Titans.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am



Amaroni's Little Italy

LG1, 32 Festival Walk, 88 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Tel: 2265 8818

Open: 11am-11pm

Signature dishes: Soft shell crabs with lemon thyme aioli, penne with chicken arrabiata, chicken parmesan, osso buco.



7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Chew on this

It wasn't too long ago that you could find dried squid and cuttlefish vendors peddling their wares outside some of the more old-fashioned cinemas.

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The quest for elusive creatures

It seems every culture has its monsters. Many of them seem to be dinosaur-like in shape. Others are possibly some sort of animal we're yet to discover.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Creatures that glow in the dark

Nature's animal lamps

Choose the correct alternative:

Can you imagine trying to find your way through the forest in the dark? Or living in the ocean shallows/deeps where there is no sunlight?

Fireflies, glowworms and many other animals can make their own light. They do this by making and mixing chemicals outside/inside their bodies.

22 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Wonders of the deep

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

El Mundo

9-13 Heard Street, Wan Chai

Tel: 2838 2836

Open: noon-2.30pm, 3pm-5.30pm, and 6.30pm-10pm daily

Cuisine: Spanish.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Entree: Sydney

Georges Mediterranean Bar and Grill

17 Lime Street


3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am



Indochine 1929

2/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong

Tel: 2869 7399

Open: noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Signature dishes: Baked minced beef stuffed in bamboo, crabmeat and pomelo salad, salt and pepper soft shell crabs, wok-fried beef with jasmine flowers.


19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am