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Aug 17 2012

Friday Cephalopod: Octopus pitching a tent

The phrase has entirely different connotations for cephalopods.

Bonus! Spot the female before going to the diagram.

(via Giant Cuttlefish)

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  1. 1
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    So many shellfish strikingly sitting on the sandy seafloor s’well!

  2. 2
    bbgunn

    I tend to curl my toes like that during orgasm.

  3. 3
    Kevin Anthoney

    Here’s the man-made version.

  4. 4
    mythbri

    Wow! That’s quite the midden. I wonder how long that octopus had been living there.

  5. 5
    Stevarious, Public Health Problem

    Bowm chicka bow wowm.

  6. 6
    Gnu Atheist

    Looks like he took her out for a nice scallop dinner beforehand.

  7. 7
    Ring Tailed Lemurian

    Don’t do it! It’s going to kill both of you!

  8. 8
    anuran

    I’d like to be under the Sea, in an Octopus’ garden, in the shade

  9. 9
    anuran

    (As opposed to Catholics who sing “I’d like to be under the See”)

  10. 10
    DLC

    Tentacle Love!

  11. 11
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    The female–that would be the green translucent one in the middle?

  12. 12
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    That is one excited octopus!

  13. 13
    pgsmith

    Nice one, Gnu Atheist.
    The scallop shells are interesting. This spot is near another site where we think that the octos have brought in thousands of shells over a long period. Lots of scallop dinners.

  14. 14
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @9. anuran : Good one.

    Looks almost like there’s a model of the Flying Spaghetti Monster made of scallops, shells and seaweed under the octopus there too!

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