1. Megan says

    You know, as much as I love the atheist rantings and takedowns of creationists, I really come here for cephalopod glamour shots.

  2. Dhorvath, OM says

    I wish my eyes were a tenth of my body. Think of the things I could see. Squidly things, geometries unimaginable by humanity, err, … scratch that. I will stick with my flawed human vision.

  3. prospect151 says

    Ah! This makes me recall the “Ocean Deep” episode of BBC Planet Earth!!!! Dumbo octopus, if I recall correctly?

  4. Doug Little says

    Where’s the werewolf squid? Shouldn’t there be one in close proximity fighting with it, well that’s what popular culture has taught me anyway.

  5. cicely, Inadvertent Phytocidal Maniac says

    Looks like the head of a horse somebody sent to sleep with the fishes

    And it did!

    This is their unholy spawn.

  6. ichthyic says

    Vampyroteuthis always freaked me out.

    not because of what it looks like, but because nobody can decide if it is really an octopus, or a squid.

    hence, it sits in the superorder including octopus, but is in an order all on its own.

    in any case, it’s closer to an octopus than a squid in most aspects, including the fact it has 8 arms.

    …OTOH, they also have structures analogous to squid tentacles called velar filaments.


    and that’s where the infernal part of the name comes from, IMO.

  7. maxamillion says

    Slight OT.

    For Aussies, I noticed a promo for this documentary last night.

    SBS will be running Squids: Love And Death In One Night

    Examines the once a year phenomenon when the Californian squid come in their millions to mate in the shallow waters around the Californian coast. Their predators are, of course, well aware of this meeting. For many years, biologist Phil Sammet has been observing the Californian squid and has made some surprising discoveries. (From Germany, in English) (Documentary) G CC