Category Archive: Cephalopods

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?

Jan 10 2014

Friday Cephalopod: I can see your insides!

Featured Creature

See it live around the 2 minute mark here:

Jan 07 2014

True Love

Jan 03 2014

Friday Cephalopod: They call him “Slim”

Real Monstrosities

For perspective, it’s roughly 10 meters long.

Dec 27 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Snuggleupapus

Stephanie Bush

Dec 20 2013

Friday Cephalopod: The Passive Detritovore

The cephalopod with the most impressively Goth name ever — Vampyroteuthis infernalis — turns out to be all show and no fangs. It still looks awesome.

Dec 13 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Pink flotilla

I would normally just include the photo here, but the photographer has asked that we not download the images…so you’re just going to have to click on this link to see it.

Dec 07 2013

Trademark infringement!


The National Reconnaisance Office has launched a new spy satellite with a logo that is rightfully mine. Or at least, I ought to steal it. I’d really expect our security agencies to exhibit a little more subtlety than your stock comic-book supervillain.

Dec 06 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Home Sweet Home

Jean McKinnon

Nov 29 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Black Friday

In Medias Res

Vampyroteuthis would like you to know that it is forgivable that you visit Walmart or any of the other greedy big box stores today in search of bargains; however, the retailers who exploit their workers and gin up scarcity and treat the desperate poor as targets are going to someday find themselves dying cold, dark, …

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