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!
Get the full length video on the Whales Tohora exhibition website. Dive with a sperm whale and join the hunt for the giant squid. This amazing experience is based on real scientific data taken from digital tags (D-tags) placed on sperm whales. From Search and Destroy, Whales Tohora exhibition. From Dr. M in 2007: . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Defenseless Kraken Hunted by Mean Ole Sperm Whales
In the following post I will enumerate the many ways in which current science repeatedly demonstrates that giant squids are awesomesauce. Awesome: (adj) amazing, awe-inspiring, awful, awing (inspiring awe or admiration or wonder) “New York is an amazing city”; “the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight”; “the awesome complexity of the universe”; “this sea, whose . . . → Read More: From The Editor’s Desk: Giant Squid=Awesomesauce
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
Awesome squid footage from MBARI! Hat tip to Zooillogix.
Apparently Batman + Lightsaber vs. Shark was just the start of an oceanic comics avalanche. Please enjoy 20,000 Leagues of DANGER!!! from the excellent comic Hark! A Vagrant. Poor giant squid, just wanting to be loved. Also a Jedi octopus from Hijinks Ensue! Ha ha, now the lightsaber is on the other tentacle! . . . → Read More: Friday Cephalocomics
Steve O’Shea’s end game is to rear a giant squid in an aquarium. Step 1, try something easier first. He is rearing broad squid, Sepioteuthis australis, and has set up SQUIDCAM – a movable web-cam which operates 24/7 – so that enthusiasts around the world can monitor his progress. Earlier attempts in 2000 saw him . . . → Read More: Giant Squid in an Aquarium
CreatureCast Episode 1 from Casey Dunn on Vimeo. Hat tip to Pharyngula. Like PZ said, “This is communicating science”. Well done on the part of the Dunn Lab at Brown University. Make sure you visit CreatureCast and sign up for their RSS feed! . . . → Read More: TGIF: Color Me Squid
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderferret/ / CC BY 2.0 He was a squid from the wrong side of the ocean. She, a mild mannered but inquisitive squash from a rural farm. Theirs was a love that was forbidden. What blossomed was more than love and the relationship eventually proved fruitful. Hat tip to Urlesque for inspiration. . . . → Read More: Forbidden Love