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Neuroscience: The great squid hunt

When jumbo Humboldt squid disappeared from Chilean waters, it led to the demise of a world-class electrophysiology laboratory. Now the creatures are back, finds Tony Scully, and so are the scientists.

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Tony Scully has just finished an internship in Nature's Munich office.

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Scully, T. Neuroscience: The great squid hunt. Nature 454, 934–936 (2008).

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