Cephalopod Tea Party reports that baby squidlings take first prize in the 2009 Art of Science Competition! Myrmecos has some great photography on 2 spotted maize beetles making little spotted maize beetles. Scicurious from Neurotopia gives us the low-down and science on human erections for this week’s Friday Weird Science. This is a must read! . . . → Read More: A Sexy Friday in the Intert00bz
So was I thinking we could light a few candles, have some wine, and then… Yeah, squids are freaky…real freaky freaks. An article over at Practical Fish Keeping details the work of recent PhD Henk-Jan Hoving. His dissertation makes mine look like rainbows and unicorns. The thrust of his work was to study reproductive techniques . . . → Read More: Squid Cuts Body of Sexual Partner
Can you name the genus of this deep-sea squid? . . . → Read More: One question squid quiz
Urged by a reader and previous buzz, I finally managed to watch the Calamari Wrestler. The movie is an over-the-top satire of Rocky with a Star Wars twist finish. Fortunately it is much better than the festering heap of movie, Rocky XXXIV. The plot is the tale of a wrestler and son of a . . . → Read More: Calamari Wrestler
How separated is Architeuthis and Kevin Bacon you ask? As you might remember although the Giant Squid had some cameos in previous B movies, it really was not until 1954 in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that Mr. G. Squid hit the big time. In this movie, the Giant Squid shared the screen with . . . → Read More: Archive: Architeuthis is 3 Degrees from Kevin Bacon
I declare today all Kraken day! I bet Kevin Bacon is happy. In case you have not got your fill, browse these old post for fun. Kraken Attack in Virginia Known and documented attacks of the Kraken. Giant Squid Popsicles New Specimen of Giant Squid From Fishing Nets Beg Your Pardon? Father, Son, and Nephew . . . → Read More: Archive: More Kraken Links
The new squid diva is 24ft long. How does she measure up? I just happen to have data sitting on my computer to address that issue. Don’t ask…I lay awake at night thinking about the body size of marine organisms. Below is a histogram of every documented Architeuthis capture before 1997 (data are from The . . . → Read More: Giant Denizens of the Deep are Molluscs!
PZ beat me to the punch (I really think he should be penalized for the time zone difference). Japanese researchers, the same group that caught the photographs in 2004, have filmed a live giant squid. The research team, led by Tsunemi Kubodera, videotaped the giant squid at the surface as they captured it, on . . . → Read More: Kraken Video!