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On the last day of my winter break from school I went to the Center for Science Teaching and Learning in Rockville Center again. If you don’t know what CSTL is, look for the article I wrote about it in December.

This time, I dissected a squid and a fish. I had rubber gloves on and used a scissor for the incisions.

My cousin and I dissected the squid together first. It was only a squid head and tentacle. However, it doesn’t look like what you probably think it looks like. The head was white, and the tentacle was pink and stringy. I think that they probably took its skin off and gave us the inside.

Then for the big guy, the fish! This time it was the whole thing. We didn’t find anything but an eye bead when we poked out the eye and ripped it open.

We also took some scales off and tried to get through the skull and to the brain. This is a cool thing to do if you like getting nauseated, but you’ll have to wait until fall because that’s when they start CSTL up again!

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Patrick Biondolillo, Contributor

Patrick Biondolillo, Contributor, Long Island


14 Responses to “Dissecting”

  1. Nicholas Simone on March 22nd, 2017 4:08 pm

    This is a great article! Why did you need to poke the eye out? Once again great article.

  2. Mya Miller on March 27th, 2017 8:55 am

    Wow! This sounds really exciting but I feel so badly for the squid and fish poor them!

  3. Johnathan Greene on March 27th, 2017 8:55 am

    This is a great article but I feel bad for the fish and squid. Once more, perfect article.

  4. Sara Sierzega on March 27th, 2017 9:05 am

    Great job! I don’t understand why you need to poke the eye out and cut it open. Anyway besides that good job Patrick! 🙂

  5. Ariel Navarro on March 27th, 2017 9:05 am

    Good article. I feel so bad for the fish and squid. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without barfing.

  6. Asha Gajraj on March 27th, 2017 9:06 am

    This is a perfect article but why do you have to hurt the fish and squid?

  7. Isabella Dewey on March 27th, 2017 9:07 am

    Wow, I don’t think I would be able to dissect a squid or a fish . Why do you need to poke the eyes out?

  8. Hannah Wallach on March 27th, 2017 9:12 am

    EEEEEEEWWWWWWW!!! I am NEVER dissecting anything. You really didn’t puke?

  9. Luke Lopez on April 5th, 2017 9:35 am

    WOWZERZ!!!I love this article!! Really gross but, really, really, really, AWESOME!!! 😀 The dissecting is the gross part. But great article Patrick!!!

  10. Aimee Quinlan on April 7th, 2017 12:50 pm

    Wow! That was a really great article! Most people think dissecting animals and things like that is disgusting, however I find it very interesting to learn about things like how animals bodies work in contrast to humans. Overall, I think it was a really great article. Keep up the great work!!!😃😃😃

  11. Saniaa Harding on April 21st, 2017 1:09 pm

    Great article Patrick I kind of don’t feel bad for the squid and fish because it was already dead, but once again awesome article! 😉 😉

  12. Ariglen Qemali on April 21st, 2017 1:10 pm

    I don’t think I would want to do that but I might want to. If I were you I would probably try and get the brain too, I don’t know why though. This is really cool and it has to do with your other article about CSTL. Overall great article. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. Emily Nothdurft on May 22nd, 2017 1:35 pm

    WOW! That was a great article. That’s really cool that you got to dissect a squid and a fish. I think i may look into that this fall. Overall, great article.

  14. Madeleine Fryling on May 26th, 2017 12:55 pm

    Wow, cool story! In the fall I defiantly want to do that!

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