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Jun 21 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Dance!

Gonatus fabricii

Aim a camera at this little guy, and it just has to put on a graceful show.

(via Institute of Marine Research)

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  1. 1
    barbyau

    These are essentially open threads right? I hope so.

    Anyhow, let’s compare and contrast Kickstarter’s response to CFI’s response to complaints about misogyny.

    That’s how you do it.

  2. 2
    barbyau

    Ah, I see it has been covered. I hate when connectivity issues make me slower than I normally am.

  3. 3
    erikschepers

    “The smallest motion filled with grace”.

    IOW, finally an excuse to quote some classic Genesis. :-)

  4. 4
    Olav

    Very cute cephalopod. I know we are not supposed to anthropomorphise, because yadayadayada. But seeing the way it is moving around and making shapes with its tentacles I just can’t help but think that it must have a sense of aesthetics, a joy of visual things. A little artist of the deep.

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    Artor

    I’m wondering about that tentacle gesture. I thought the rest position was tentacle-tips together, like she does halfway through the clip. Any guesses why the symmetrical positioning, PZ?

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