Dec 06 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Home Sweet Home


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  1. 1
    Gregory in Seattle

    Nursery, sweet nursery, it looks like. I assume those are egg cases?

  2. 2

    I was born in a poor cinderblock house, the middle kid in a family of 1500…

  3. 3

    I thought the white stuff was snow, and PZ had just found an octopus living under his garage.

  4. 4
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    I wonder if that’s part of an artificial reef, sunk on purpose, or just random rubble. The ocean is generally so barren of shelter that even a piece of floating wood will accumulate fish sheltering under it.

  5. 5

    @4: According to a comment on the linked site, it’s in a tank.

  6. 6
    David Marjanović

    Like a kitteh in a box. ^_^

  7. 7

    Beside the general aesthetic benefits, and staying i the good graces of His Tentacled Highness, why would you want an octopus in an armored vehicle?

  8. 8

    It’s quite a sad picture, in a way. That octopus has eaten her last meal, and will die soon after the eggs hatch. And most of them won’t survive either.

    On the other hand, perhaps it’s a good thing cephalopods have such short lives. If they had human lifespans they’d be our masters.

  9. 9
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne


    So that’s where tree octopuses go to hibernate!

  10. 10

    The first thing I noticed was that it’s spelling “OZ”.

  11. 11

    @7: I took me reading that for the third time, in three different visits, to get it.

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