As I mentioned in our Firefly post, I’ll be covering San Diego Comic Con for Deep Sea News. I’ll actually be attending the convention tomorrow, but here’s a little preview of some cephalopodic comic goodness, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Over on my Google+, Danna Staaf has the best reaction: “Maybe it’s a the plaintive . . . → Read More: Apparently hell is populated by squid.
I just HAD to post this on DSN in case y’all missed Miriam’s links on Twitter. If you’re still on the fence in the vertebrates vs. invertebrates debate, this story will surely convince you of the winner (invertebrates, of course). The folks over at BirdFellow witnessed an incredible sight: an octopus EATING a seagull in . . . → Read More: Puny Seagull vs. Badass Octopus
By Eric Schwaner via DeviantArt Warning: This post is rated PG-13 and is safe for work, but contains links to NSFW adult-only content. Click at your own risk. Most marine scientists remain blissfully unaware of the existence of tentacle-themed pornography, which originated from Japan. The paths of people who work with real life tentacle-creatures and . . . → Read More: Interview: New anthology of tentacle porn reaches for marine conservation
This cuttlefish looks like how I feel, cos, like, it’s FRIDAY!
My colleagues Dr. Bruce Carlson – recently retired – and Marj Awai were the first folks to successfully collect chambered nautilus for display in public aquariums and then breed them. Bruce has now put together a short video documenting that project over its nearly 20 year history. As I watched it, I couldnt help but . . . → Read More: Baby Nautilus, is there anything cuter?
Via the most excellent SMBC which you should add to your feed reader ASAP
Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures-F. Scott Fitzgerald Quirky, sheepish, fun-loving, lethargic, energetic, aloof, courageous, sensitive You might invoke these words to describe your friends and family. Indeed, you recognize them all by their distinctive personalities. You may even use these terms to describe your beloved dog or cat. But it is hard . . . → Read More: The many personalities of snails and anemones
Just ordered a set of these for the banquet table at DSN headquarters.