Category Archive: Cephalopods
Aug 30 2013
The bulk of an octopus’s nervous system is not in its brain, but its arms. So scientists have studied isolated octopus arms and found that they retain substantial responsiveness to the environment. It’s depressing. I love eating big molluscs, but I’ve had to cut them out of my diet because there is just too much …
Aug 28 2013
Why present this as a mystery solved? I’ve been hearing about this hypothesis for years. Many deep-sea squid actively grab their prey, sporting two muscular tentacles used to drag unsuspecting prey into their mouths. But one squid species that lives down deep—the "wimp" of the proverbial playground—has limp noodles for arms. Scientists have wondered for …
Aug 23 2013
Aug 16 2013
The name “Flamboyant Cuttlefish” is perfect, and if you watch the video you’ll see even better why they deserve to strut. Hmm, maybe I should retroactively get my kids’ names changed to “Flamboyant Myers”. Or at least their middle names. It’s got to have an effect.
Aug 09 2013
Jul 29 2013
Notice what happens when the cat sticks its face in a bucket of octopus. FACEHUGGER! Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.
Jul 26 2013
Jul 23 2013
It’s a purplish kind of day today, I think.