Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for studyHONOLULU -- Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. Researcher Jamie Foster, who completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaii, is studying how spaceflight affects the squid in hopes of bolstering human health during long space missions, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. “As astronauts spend more and more time in space, their immune systems become what’s called dysregulated. They sometimes get sick.”Foster said understanding what happens to the squid in space could help solve health problems that astronauts face.
Source: ABC News June 21, 2021 19:18 UTC