Click to purchase on Amazon! Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid By Wendy Williams Abrams Publishing, 224 pages Reviewed by David Manly for Deep Sea News: When you look at the huge diversity of life on this planet, there are wondrous sites to behold. There are trees that grow until they . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Release the Kraken!
New work in the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society indicates that ammonites were likely preyed upon beaked squids. The Chamouth Mudstone Formation on the British Coast is famous for its ammonite fauna from 183-195 million years ago. Twenty percent of the ammonites were found to have damage toward the rear of shell. This spot . . . → Read More: Cephalopod on Cephalopod Crime
A new species of squid, 0.7 meteres (2.3ft) in length was discovered among the 7,000 samples from taken from seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean. The newly discovered squid is from the chiroteuthids characterized by long slender bodies and fantastic bioluminescence displays. . Via New large squid found in southern Indian Ocean and additional pictures . . . → Read More: New squid found in Indian Ocean
Hat tip to the Bitter End blog.
Why don’t animal’s use wheels in locomotion? Why aren’t blue whales bigger? Why are there no freshwater starfish? Why are there no tree dwelling cephalopods? Why can’t my dog make a decent cocktail? These are the kinds of questions that intrigue me. Apparently I am not alone. Geerat Vermeij’s new paper “Sound reasons for silence: . . . → Read More: If Molluscs Could Communicate What Would They Say?
I have to post about this so that I can get it out of my system. Has anyone else been obsessed with “Paul the psychic octopus”? It’s the only reason I paid any attention to the World Cup hoopla (no offence to the football/soccer fans). I don’t think I watched any actual games during these . . . → Read More: Paul the Psychic Octopus
Due to popular demand and a limited run the authors of the Cephalopod Beak Guide for the Southern Ocean have their book freely available for download on the internet! The guide is published by the British Antarctic Survey and is available is 10mb low-res download and well as a 55mb hi-res download. As the only . . . → Read More: The Cephalopod Beak Guide Contest
Squidy by ~ced66 on deviantART Hat tip to @sevenbullsboy on Twitter.
One of our favorite Cephaloploggers and a frequent commenter here on DSN made the final cut for a science writing contest on ScientificBlogging.com! Go read Danna’s essay “Squid says: Whats for dinner? Probably not you” right now and click on the vote icon in the upper right corner of the post. You can vote once . . . → Read More: Help Our Squidly Brethren
Greneledone boreopacifica….Are you my daddy? Image from wikimedia commons Yo Ush, What up Kels Wanna introduce you to this girl, think I really love this girl, Yeah? Man she so fine, Straight up dawg? She stand about 5’4” coke cola red bone, Damn She drives a black Durango license plate say “Angel” tattoo on her . . . → Read More: Same Girl