At last, Obama’s plans for science are clarified » « This photo is incomplete Friday Cephalopod: Number Six “I am not a number — I am a baby cuttlefish!” Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet At last, Obama’s plans for science are clarified » « This photo is incomplete
Pope Maledict DCLXVI says
Number 6: I won’t be a goldfish in a bowl!
I was going to make a poe-ish statement about pre-born cuttlefish… but I got distracted by the cute. I’ll be “Awwwwwwwww”-ing all day now.
Bob O'H says
Oh no, it’s an immature Rover.
Big egg for a little cuttlefish.
Shouldn’t there be a glowing spine? Oh wait, wrong Number Six.
Yep, very cute.
Nomen Nescio says
that would be cuter if i could tell which end was which.
Um, Nomen, the front is the bit with the eyes and the wee little tentacles. (At the bottom of the picture)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! Lookit the widdle tentacles! SQUEEEEEEEE!
Bone Oboe says
Looks just the sort of thing Johnathan Hurt would definitely want to stay away from. Lest some little critter latch onto his face and shove it’s ovipositor down his throat. He’ll feel fine for a little while after he awakes from the brief coma…There may be some difficulties later, though.
Keeeyute. It looks otherworldly, too, like some alien creature seated in a balloon.
Cuttlefish, OM says
I hate family album time.
Steve Ulven says
Is that Tricia Helfer as a Cylon fetus?
A party balloon!
Miss Elaine says
Cute, but the memory of Patrick McGoohan has now made me sad.
We want information. Information! INFORMATION!
Cuttle’s comment… win. again.
I’m kinda reminded of the ending of “2001:A Space Odyssey”. Cue the music…dah dah dahhh DAH DAH boom boom boom boom boom boom boom.
I’m so glad today’s cephalopod is a cuttlefish. The other night my girlfriend asked what a cuttlefish was (she’s reading some sci-fi book about alien contact and the aliens’ eyes were described as being like those of cuttlefish). Anyway, she was positively stunned by my zeal in searching for images of cuttlefish to show her to the point that she thought I was being facetious.
Also, I echo the sentiment that, as usual, Cuttlefish’s comment is pure win.
I refuse to be classified, studied, labeled, photographed,genetically mapped…
The Perky Skeptic says
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, so ADORABLE!!!! Human babies should be so cute! :D
Glen Davidson says
Sure he’s cute, until he’s spitting up saltwater into your face as you cuddle him through the wee hours of the morning.
But it’s all worth it when we hear the exclamations as people get a good look at him in the stroller. To be truthful, though, some people say he looks less like me than that fellow in the aquarium…
as the japanese would say: KAWAII *_*
Patricia, OM says
Awww, Cuttle Jr. is too cute.
Is it just me who sees the person on the skin of Number 6 with a star (the person is to the left while the person is on the right)? It’s a miracle, it’s one of the three wise men holding a plate of gold to enrich me. Very cool miracle! Gotta love those images that keep popping up; why just the other day I saw his noodley wholeness in the clouds but before I could get my video camera out he dissipated. Still it was a yummy visitation. ;-)
Actually it almost looks like a klingon forehead… yikes…
“Who is Number One?”
You are Number Six.
How would you punctuate the second sentence?
Don’t you heartless monsters know this is exactly what a baby looks like before it born!!! How can you evil atheists possibly want to abort such a beautiful creature!!!
Who are you?
The new Number Two.
Who’s Number One?
You are Number Six.
alufelgi do bmw says
In my opinion the largest threat for California are cataclysms and ecological catastrophes. Not important is how many money we have because one tragedy can us take all.
And at the risk of repeating myself: huh?
Then again – I’ve never read XIII.
John Phillips, FCD says
Cuttlefish @ #10 :-D