Friday Cephalopod: Good News, Everyone! Squid Are Getting Bigger and Taking Over the Ocean!

Unfortunately, the article is 5 years old, so I haven’t found out yet if they’ve completed their conquest. It’s going to be an improvement, though…and once the spiders complete their terrestrial take-over, this will be the planet of the 8-limbed overlords.


  1. maireaine46 says

    They can’t possibly do a worse job of taking care of the planet than two-legged humans have done. Maybe it is time for a new ruling species.

  2. seachange says

    Cuttlefish octopi sis boom bah!

    Me I think that they can escape scrape-the-ocean-clean trawl nets because they can fit themselves through some very tiny spaces. Everything else gets wiped out, they remain, and shreds of damaged fish through those trawl nets and chucked-overboard bycatch are easy food.

    They need oxygen though, and warm oceans have less of that. Jellyfishes for the win.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Things to do with GM:
    -give spiders something better than bok lungs, so they can grow larger.
    -hack the genes that prevent cephalopds from living long enough to benefit from experience.
    I read a species of Australian parrot has figured out how to open trash cans and are transmitting the knowledge culturally. There may be several candidates for taking over the world after us.

  4. DanDare says

    birgerjohansson those parrots are scroungers. They will all end up on social security benefits because only they can work out how to bypass the governments impenetrable web portal. Then weeze doomed.