National Geographic : 1951 Aug
This young squirt is jet-propelled T HE YOUNG of the arrow-shaped squid, Om mastrephesillecebrosa, are born in the open sea. And what a dangerous place that is to grow up in-for many species of fish look on the squid as a choice morsel. Young Ommastrephes generally stays a jump ahead of his pursuers, though. For he is able to get around like a rocket, soon after he is out of the egg. This young squirt swims by pumping water through a tube along his thin, streamlined body. Hotly pursued, he gathers great speed, always jetting backwards. Then, when he gets going fast enough, he can set his fins at an angle and take off into the air. He has been seen to fly as far as sixty yards with one take-off, leaving his foes behind. Jet propulsion is one of wise nature's ways of providing protection for young squid while they are growing up. And a wise man makes a provision for his children for the same purpose. He invests in enough life and accident insurance to make sure-no matter what happens to him that his youngsters will get along until they're on their own. For competent advice on what is enough insur ance for you, see your Travelers agent or broker. He has helped many another family man with problems just like yours. And he knows how to make your insurance dollars buy the most possible protection. When you talk with him, we hope you'll remem ber that shelter, clothes, food-everything your children need-cost more than they did when you were under 21. MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insur ance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford 15, Connecticut. Serving the insurance public in the United States since 1864 and in Canada since 1865.