Category Archive: Cephalopods

Mar 14 2014

Friday Cephalopod: You’d be grumpy if your name were ‘Stubby’, too

David Todd

Mar 07 2014

Friday Cephalopod: I think he’s looking for Spongebob

Susan Gardner

Feb 28 2014

Friday Cephalopod: So, I failed the test, like, twice. Now what do I do?


I tried to take the cephalopod intelligence test. James Wood, a teuthologist (cephalopod scientist), imagined creating an intelligence test for humans, by an octopus: “So the octopus thinks: ‘All right. I’m going to make an intelligence test for humans, because they show a little bit of promise, in a very few ways.’ And the first …

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Feb 21 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Tentacles


The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a new exhibit, Tentacles. It is about…I think you can guess what it’s about. Can I find an excuse to visit California in mid-April?

Feb 14 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Love is a lively hectocotylus

The Malacologist

Feb 07 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Some pet


Some people actually do keep octopuses as pets; it’s not easy, and it’s heartbreaking when they die. They always die.

Jan 31 2014

Friday Cephalopod: YOU SHALL NOT PASS

Ocean Defender Foundation

Jan 24 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Finny

Nautilus Live

Jan 17 2014

Friday Cephalopod: The loveliest bracelet ever

The Horse's Mouth

Say…has she painted her fingernails to match the mottling pattern of the octopus’s skin? I find that strangely attractive.

Jan 14 2014

Turning the tables

Oh, yeah, we’re always hearing about sperm whales and how they just chow down on the grandest cephalopods in the sea, but we never hear enough about how squid eat vertebrates. The answer is: horribly, slowly, agonizingly. Am I a traitor to my phylum that I was cheering for the squid?

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