Category Archive: Cephalopods

Nov 01 2013

Kraken man is back


He’s persistent, I’ll say that for him. I first encountered Mark McMenamin as an enthusiastic promoter of Stuart Pivar’s inflatable donut model of development. He then sank from sight, along with the pretentious septic tank salesmen, until two years ago, when he presented piles of ichthyosaur vertebrae as evidence that a giant cephalopod, a kraken, …

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Nov 01 2013

Friday Cephalopod: A festive way to display your cuttlefish babies


The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a clever scheme for aerating their babies that involves a little creative surgery on pop bottles. It looks good, though! I’m tempted to try something similar with zebrafish, just because. I don’t have a problem with keeping them supplied with oxygen, but I do have to maintain good concentrations of …

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Oct 31 2013

The incomplete story of cuttlefish

Somehow, though, it neglected to mention their talent for poetry.

Oct 25 2013

Friday Cephalopod: I shoulda gone to TONMOCON!


Last weekend, in San Francisco…I could have been hanging out with my people. And my favorite non-people. Maybe next time…

Oct 18 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Wonderporn!


Oooh, those glossy thick pages. The bright colors that pop. The action shots. The extreme closeups. I admit it: I have an addiction to aquarist magazines. You’ve gotta check out CORAL: the reef & marine aquarium magazine, especially this issue, the one with the big bold feature on “WRASSES”. Turn to page 70. Oooh, baby. …

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Oct 11 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Marquess of Queensberry Rules, Sirrah!


Oct 09 2013

World Octopus Day


Yesterday was World Octopus Day — 10/8, don’t you know — but I didn’t celebrate it…because every day is a cephalopod day in my heart. And you don’t get to shackle my heart to beat only one day a year.

Oct 04 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Snuggling up with a built-in blanket

In science we trust

Sep 27 2013

Friday Cephalopod: The star I want on my Christmas tree

The Daily Mail? Really?

Sep 20 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Free fallin’

Marco Chang

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