Jean Baptiste Vérany was a man who truly appreciated the beauty of cephalopods. He created a book of chromatolithographs of Mediterranean octopuses in 1851, containing art that is now in the public domain. Go browse!
Don’t just bolt it down! Chew it until there’s no doubting it’s dead. Especially if it’s an octopus.
Stephens says that the 4.6-pound cephalopod appeared to have grabbed onto Gilligan’s larynx with a tentacle, preventing it from reconnecting to the dolphin’s breathing apparatus and effectively suffocating him to death.
“That octopus might have been, in theory, dead, but the sucker was still functional,” Stephens says, adding that while nobody wins in a situation like this, “the octopus gets a bit of a last hurrah.”
What a horrible way to go — not only choking to death, but getting your post mortem photo plastered on websites as an example of gluttony. Or being murdered by a mammal, and having your arms shown dangling from its mouth.
It’s the hot new parenting fad: glue all your babies to your cape and carry them with you everywhere.
Pelagic parenting 101 🦑📚
Some deep-sea squids, like Bathyteuthis berryi, store and brood hundreds of thousands of fertilized eggs in specialized egg sacs, guarding their young and protecting them for up to nine months until they hatch.
— MBARI (@MBARI_News) July 30, 2021
Stylish and practical!