Friday Cephalopod: I just want to jump in with them!

Vast, dense swarms of migrating squid, all swirling about a boat. How can the sailors resist leaping into the water with them?

I’m picturing millions of tiny beaks, each taking a tiny nip, and millions of tentacles, each stroking and rasping away a thin layer of skin, all in endless succession. And then as the blood painted the waters, a boiling, roiling mass would heave over you, each little slimy creature frantically slurping up a tiny piece of you, until nothing was left but shiny white bones disarticulating to tumble down to the bottom of the sea, where the bone worms would gnaw you into a thin calcium slurry.

Nah, probably not. But a guy can fantasize, can’t he?


  1. Artor says

    If only pirhana had tentacles, or squid had razor teeth instead of beaks…
    Pardon, I was just thinking about the moat for my lair on Skullcrusher Mountain.

  2. Artor says

    Hmm, I wonder how many thousands of squid were chopped into calamari by the boat motor in that clip.

  3. congenital cynic says

    I’d have been looking for a net, a cast iron frying pan, and a pound of butter. Love some nice fresh squid.

  4. carolw says

    Three thoughts:
    That’s a really loud zoom
    That’s a lot of calamari
    Which direction were they going?