(Also on Sb)
Glen Davidson says
16 September 2011 at 12:05 pm
Where’s the glitter? Aren’t vampyres supposed to be glittery?
(Psst, squid, eat Edward.)
Kaintukee Bob says
16 September 2011 at 12:09 pm
I’d never wish that horrible fate upon a squid.
16 September 2011 at 12:15 pm
Am I the only one the sees a resemblance to Miss Piggy?
John Duncan says
My favorite! Thanks, PZ. Psst, they don’t know that they are creepy.
16 September 2011 at 12:22 pm
You know, as much as I love the atheist rantings and takedowns of creationists, I really come here for cephalopod glamour shots.
16 September 2011 at 12:30 pm
Isn’t this critter technically not a squid, but a transitional form between squid and octopi?
'Tis Himself, OM says
16 September 2011 at 12:39 pm
It’s not creepy. Look at that beautiful blue eye.
Dhorvath, OM says
16 September 2011 at 12:45 pm
I wish my eyes were a tenth of my body. Think of the things I could see. Squidly things, geometries unimaginable by humanity, err, … scratch that. I will stick with my flawed human vision.
16 September 2011 at 12:52 pm
Ah! This makes me recall the “Ocean Deep” episode of BBC Planet Earth!!!! Dumbo octopus, if I recall correctly?
16 September 2011 at 1:04 pm
Pony ears!?? Your squid has pony ears?
Doug Little says
Where’s the werewolf squid? Shouldn’t there be one in close proximity fighting with it, well that’s what popular culture has taught me anyway.
Snowshoe the Canuck says
16 September 2011 at 1:06 pm
The damn thing is wearing a tinted monocle!
16 September 2011 at 1:10 pm
It looks like a cross between a squid and Miss Piggy.
16 September 2011 at 1:25 pm
My first thought was “What’s Miss Piggy doing on Friday Cephalopod?”.
16 September 2011 at 1:38 pm
Looks like the head of a horse somebody sent to sleep with the fishes
16 September 2011 at 1:42 pm
It’s one half Ms. Piggy and one half that dude from Dune. (the David Lynch version)
Butch Kitties says
16 September 2011 at 1:50 pm
It’s a Navigator!
16 September 2011 at 1:55 pm
Run Kermit, it’s Miss Pgthulhu!
cicely, Inadvertent Phytocidal Maniac says
16 September 2011 at 2:02 pm
And it did!
This is their unholy spawn.
Ron Sullivan says
16 September 2011 at 2:05 pm
Good gawd, it’s a flying uterus. With eyes!
Sometimes it’s good to be postmenopausal.
16 September 2011 at 2:46 pm
@16 & 17:
It did not say this. It is not here.
procrastinator will get an avatar real soon now says
16 September 2011 at 2:54 pm
First thought: Squid bacon.
Kimberly Hosey (Arizona Writer) says
16 September 2011 at 3:00 pm
Aww, #17 beat me to the punch. It’s totally a navigator.
16 September 2011 at 4:11 pm
Vampyroteuthis always freaked me out.
not because of what it looks like, but because nobody can decide if it is really an octopus, or a squid.
hence, it sits in the superorder including octopus, but is in an order all on its own.
in any case, it’s closer to an octopus than a squid in most aspects, including the fact it has 8 arms.
…OTOH, they also have structures analogous to squid tentacles called velar filaments.
CURSE YOU YOU INFERNAL THING!
and that’s where the infernal part of the name comes from, IMO.
16 September 2011 at 6:33 pm
For Aussies, I noticed a promo for this documentary last night.
SBS will be running Squids: Love And Death In One Night
Examines the once a year phenomenon when the Californian squid come in their millions to mate in the shallow waters around the Californian coast. Their predators are, of course, well aware of this meeting. For many years, biologist Phil Sammet has been observing the Californian squid and has made some surprising discoveries. (From Germany, in English) (Documentary) G CC
16 September 2011 at 7:24 pm
Nawww, look at its widdle… head… appendage… things… o_O
17 September 2011 at 5:15 pm
I wish my eyes were a tenth of my body.
I don’t. My cock is small enough as it is.