The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California recently called out the tech giant Apple on Twitter over its squid emoji. Why? The image showed the animal’s siphon between its eyes, like a nose. But the structure, which a squid uses to breathe, propel itself backward through water, and discharge waste, is actually located on the animal’s backside.
Designing emojis with correct anatomies, or body structures, has been a problem for Apple in the past. Its original lobster emoji had only six legs, even though the creatures actually have eight. Apple fixed the problem after people complained, but the company has not yet responded to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Only time will tell if the squid emoji will get an update too.