Carnivalia, and an open thread » « Developing under the influence: zebrafish in alcohol Friday Cephalopod: It came from beneath the sea Planktonic octopus larva Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Carnivalia, and an open thread » « Developing under the influence: zebrafish in alcohol
What a cute baby!
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It’s continually astounding to me the kind of beauty that can be found in the most common or simple or vulgar (liturgical sense) places.
Arthropods, for instance, can be stunning — even the dangerous ones, such as the black widow spider, are possessed of beauty … and though Lovecraft appeared to have a lovehate relationship with cephalopods, I think even he would have been moved by the ethereal delicacy of this glassine specimen.
(He just wouldn’t have been able to write a passably good poem on the subject.)
Bob O'H says
For some reason it brought to mind Homer Simpson, poor thing.
I guess this is a good place to make the observation that Lio‘s cephalopods only seem to come out on Fridays too.
Lori Witzel says
What a cute lil’ sucker.