Friday Cephalopod: Time to rejoice

This lovely specimen was highlighted in an article titled Octopuses are taking over our oceans and, yes, it’s time to panic. I don’t get it. It’s about a survey of cephalopods worldwide showing an increase in their numbers. Doesn’t that mean it’s time to celebrate? What is the author’s problem?

I’m reporting his name to our new overlords at the first opportunity.


  1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    I’m digging on the purple.

    Also, I’m assuming that the increase is due to the cascading effects of global climate change, overfishing (and certain characteristics of cephalopods that make them less desirable and/or more difficult to harvest), and pirates.

    Though maybe I should read the article.

  2. anxionnat says

    Gorgeous! I, for one, am *happy* about our new overlords. (As my letter carrier says “Not my president.”) I’d vote for one of these wonderful creatures in a New York minute!

  3. birgerjohansson says

    I was hoping for Kang and Kodos but at least the cephalopods have tentacles.

  4. Artor says

    I don’t know about octopuses, but I’m a little worried about the Humboldt Squid. They grow as big as a man, and hunt in packs like wolves. Packs of tens of thousands. And they have hooked claws instead of suckers on their tentacles. Thanks to ocean warming, their territory is moving northward. A couple years ago, a bunch of small ones washed up on the coast near me.

  5. davidc1 says

    Ah ,i always knewed you would sell out mankind to these octopusies at the first opportunity .
    Time to dust down my copy of “The Kracken Wakes ” by John Wyndham .