Category Archive: Cephalopods
Feb 01 2013
Jan 27 2013
I have so been played by the Discovery Channel: it’s pure pandering for commercial advantage, but I can’t help myself, and yeah, I’ll be watching the giant squid documentary that they’ve been plugging tonight. While we’re all waiting, you can read this background piece on how the documentary was funded made. There really is some …
Jan 25 2013
Jan 18 2013
Jan 13 2013
While carrying out some obscure and pointless ritual on the sea, an orthodox priest instead manages to catch the attention of something far more interesting. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
Jan 11 2013
You know how it is. You’re getting down with your mate, all absorbed in the intimacies, and then one of those damned drones comes whispering up outta nowhere and aims a camera at your triple-X action. And the lights! It was all dark and cozy, but no, they gotta come in with all lights blazing, …
Jan 11 2013
You’ve probably already heard the news: video of a living giant squid in its natural environment has been captured for the very first time. The bad news: all we’ve got right now is teasing little snippets of the video. It’s a slightly disturbing use of science in that it’s getting sensationalized for commercial purposes: it’s …
Jan 07 2013
The first bit of this video is an opalescent squid filling her egg sac; then the cool and special part is how many squid mothers carefully insert their sac into a community cluster. Oh, man, they’re just lovely. Opalescent Squid Egg Laying from Damian Davalos on Vimeo.
Jan 04 2013
Last spring, the All England Squid Fishing Championships took place, in which hundreds of fishermen strove to catch the largest squid. Unfortunately, the weather was not conducive to good fishing, and they caught nothing. Well, except for one person who discovered this cute little guy cling to his jig. The winner! This gives me hope. …
Jan 01 2013
Someone is appropriating my cunning strategems — everyone knows the way to get more hits on a blog is to talk about cephalopods. It’s OK, though. I’m going to steal it.