One of my greatest friends ever sent my a unexpected but welcome gift in today’s mail. Yes, my love can be bought. I know the new proud owner of a Diced Coelacanth can label from Etsy seller FishFuud. But the new pride of marine swag collection is the coelacanth handkerchief I got made by . . . → Read More: Coelacanth Swag and Cephalopod Mimicry, Sex, and Walking
Just ordered a set of these for the banquet table at DSN headquarters.
Some friday hilarity from one of my favourite webistes, The Oatmeal. Click on the picture to read the full (scientifically enlightening) article:
H/t to NPR Laurynn, it turns out, often spends her winter evenings diving into the ocean, not too far from Harbor Avenue in downtown West Seattle. A couple of years ago, not far from the shore, she discovered a giant Pacific octopus doing exactly what I described — having babies…In the video, you can . . . → Read More: TGIF: 8-Legged Mom Has 50,000 Babies: 2-Legged Woman Watches
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!
While Craig is touring the country with his pet giant squid, Kevin is resting on his publication laurels, Rick is saving coral reefs down in the South Pacific, and Holly & I are so buried in labwork that we will never see sunshine again, please enjoy this inappropriate octopus from Married to the Sea. . . . → Read More: Please enjoy this inappropriate octopus
What could possibly go wrong with teaching a baby to associate tentacles with food? Nothing! But if you’re worried, Handamade’s Etsy shop also has shark bottle cozies. (Via Aili & Morgan)
And Boing Boing’s science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker tells us why in a videocast!
Are you into interior molluscan design? Then decorate with a molluscan interior. Amazing plush molluscan anatomy, complete with plus key, from Jessica Polka. This is the bivalve, but she’s also got a scaphopod and a laterally viewed chiton. Check out her shop on Etsy. Or if you’re looking for a mollusc to help you with . . . → Read More: TGIF: Molluscs for Home Decor