Gregory in Seattle says
6 December 2013 at 8:52 am
Nursery, sweet nursery, it looks like. I assume those are egg cases?
6 December 2013 at 9:37 am
I was born in a poor cinderblock house, the middle kid in a family of 1500…
Menyambal --- inesteemable says
6 December 2013 at 11:33 am
I thought the white stuff was snow, and PZ had just found an octopus living under his garage.
Markita Lynda—threadrupt says
6 December 2013 at 1:21 pm
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.
6 December 2013 at 2:35 pm
@4: According to a comment on the linked site, it’s in a tank.
David Marjanović says
6 December 2013 at 4:51 pm
Like a kitteh in a box. ^_^
6 December 2013 at 5:27 pm
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?
6 December 2013 at 8:57 pm
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.
Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says
7 December 2013 at 8:45 am
So that’s where tree octopuses go to hibernate!
7 December 2013 at 9:38 am
The first thing I noticed was that it’s spelling “OZ”.
7 December 2013 at 9:57 am
@7: I took me reading that for the third time, in three different visits, to get it.