Young whippersnapper seeks birthday wishes » « LOLNewScientist Friday Cephalopod: Clingy bottletail Sepiadarium sp. Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Young whippersnapper seeks birthday wishes » « LOLNewScientist
It has a tail?
How tiny is it? I love Cephalopods!!
Pharyngulites may be interested in the following paper.
Hanlon, R.T., Conroy, L-A. and J.W. Forsythe. Mimicry and foraging behavior of two tropical sand-flat octopus species off North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biol. Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 93, Number 1, January 2008 , pp. 23-38(16).
Mimic octopus are very cool – and I’m extremely frutrated that my university library doesn’t carry a subscription to this journal. That said, the research group’s site looks pretty interesting, and has links to some pdfs of other recent papers by the authors.
I’ll have to have a look through some of those references when I get the chance.
I can’t see it. Turn on the light
Speaking of clingy little suckers … PZ’s favorite education official has very suddenly left her post as Florida’s K-12 chancellor: http://www.flascience.org/wp/?p=359
But the rejoicing can only last so long. David Gibbs, who had a role in the Terri Schiavo circus, has taken an interest in the fight over evolution in the Florida science standards: http://www.flascience.org/wp/?p=358
Okay…I’m a cephalopod lover now…
What squishy fun!
K T Cat says
Great photo! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Don Quijote says
I have access to the journal. If you are interested in the particular article (and it was not just a general complaint about your library) I can send it to you. My address is my pen name below (underscore instead of space) at bluewin.ch
Peter McGrath says
I coughed one of those up a fortnight ago. There’s been some very weird colds doing the rounds this winter.