In honor of their new “Giant Pacific Octopus” exhibit, Bristol Aquarium has commissioned some pretty badass building art. Thanks to Justin Dowling (the artist) for bringing this to our attention. Your work is totally awesome! Take a look at the images below – it took me a good 10 minutes to figure out this is . . . → Read More: Giant Octopus Building Art!
As I mentioned before, in 1857 Japetus Steenstrup, a Danish biologist scientifically named several squids and octopods in the shortly titled Hectoctyldannelsen hos Octopodslaegterne Argonauta og Tremoctopus, oplyst ved Iagttagelse af lignende Dannelser hos Blacksprutterne i Almindelighed. Among those species Steenstrup named was the Giant Squid or Architeuthis dux. The scientific name comes from the . . . → Read More: 23 Species Giant Squid or Just 1
The largest measured giant squid eye is 27 centimeters (10.63 inches), roughly the size of a large dinner plate. Whereas all giant squids don’t have goliath fine china size eyeballs, most are between 5-15 centimeters (~2-6 inches), their peepers are huge. The swordfish has roughly the same body size as a giant squid, yet . . . → Read More: Why the giant squid eye?
No doubt you have seen the Amazing Ocean Facts circulating around the web. It seems to be drawing renewed interest even though it cam out last year. Overall, I love the concept. Humor, cartoons, ocean creatures, and some science. Yes more please! However, I have to shot at National Geographic all because I take . . . → Read More: What is the true size of Colossal Squid?
The bubbles around me clear and as I regain my visibility my first thought is how wide is the mouth coming for me. Five feet? Six Feet? Will my whole body fit in there? As the whale shark closes the distance between us mouth first, I’m focused entirely on the size of the beast. It’s . . . → Read More: Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
1. Seahorses-Males Giving Birth Th example might be an obvious one but worth the mention. Male seahorses possess a pouch on their frontside, similar to kangaroos. During mating, the male will pump seawater into the pouch to expand and reveal its sad emptiness to the courting female. The female, feeling very bad about the emptiness, . . . → Read More: 10 Ocean Species That Challenge Gender Role Stereotypes
To get you prepped for the large unleashing of Discovery Channel’s Looking for the Giant Squid this Sunday below is all the required reading. First the background on the video The giant squid has been captured on video in its natural habitat for the first time ever. This long-sought after footage — considered by many . . . → Read More: Giant Squid Linkfest
The Klingon Bird of Preys were first introduced in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Two classes existed, the B’rel-class and the K’Vort-class, roughly scout and light cruiser classes. They were formidable ships, not only because of their lovable Klingon crews, forward torpedo launchers, and disruptor cannons, but because of their cloaking abilities*. . . . → Read More: Cloaking Klingon Cephalopods
The Deeplings have been fans of Parry Gripp ever since his smash hit “Lazy Harp Seal Has No Job.” Now, Parry brings us “Little Octopus Climbing Over Rock.” It will make your Sunday happy! Via io9 & Laelaps.
Want to know how to capture a Giant Squid on video? Some people use worms to attract fish. Others use intricately painted lures or feathery flies.To get the catch of a lifetime, marine biologist Edith Widder built a bioluminescent sphere that mimics the frenzied pinwheel display of a panicked jellyfish.Her soccer-ball-sized creation enticed a . . . → Read More: How to get video of the largest invertebrate