Friday Cephalopod: Alvin meets Benthoctopus

There are just too many pretty molluscs in the world, so today you get TWO Friday Cephalopods, this one thanks to NOAA.

Benthoctopus sp.

Just think, their children will be such lovely cyborg cephalopods.


  1. says

    Wow. That is just….so….beautiful.

    I wish all those wingnuts understood how so many of us who went into science did it because of the awe-inspiring beauty and wonder of the natural world (a believer might say a deep awe for “God’s Creation”). I get the impression that they think science is just so much mental masterbation that some people like to do, when it really is awe and thirst for knowing (shared by the pilgrim).

    But, no, I suppose many of them would say: Look! A big red monster! Get behind me, Satan!

    Well, enough of my Friday sermon. Carry on!

  2. Azkyroth says

    “Get behind me, Satan?”

    Am I the only one tempted to misconstrue that line?

  3. says

    I’ve always found these critters fascinating. Is it really true they are as intelligent as dogs? If that’s the case, what a shame, given their short life spans…