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!
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.
Who wants to crochet these for us in DSN giant squid red? Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy via Neatorama.
I’m delighted to present this guest post from Dr. Michelle Staudinger, a post-doc at the University of Missouri Columbia and stationed at the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center in Reston Virginia. Michelle was a grad student at Stony Brook University while I was an Assistant Prof there another life ago. Thanks Michelle for . . . → Read More: Guest post: The stunning deep-water biodiversity of the Bear Seamount
The always epic Alex Warneke (a.k.a. A-Pain) made us a little nerd-gift based on the gull-vs-octopus battle. Happy Friday!
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
Hat Tip to the Pharyngula.
This steampunk octopus justifies the entire existence of Burning Man.