Although it's an old piece, I want to point out this article on the expansion of the Humboldt squid's range. It's a very interesting topic, and one that is still (as far as I know) ripe for investigation and theorizing.
PZ Meyers points out a video claiming (among other
Folks in Delaware can head down to the Delaware Seashore State Park and dissect a squid for $8, among other great activities. Now that's good use of public facilities!
Departing from cephalopod-related links for a moment, Virginia Heffernan has written this piece over at the New York Times that's gotten science bloggers in a tizzy, and which I can't help but feel a wee bit offended by. While most of the article is spent blasting ScienceBlogs in particular (which I find catty and off-topic much of the time, too,) she has a few cracks at science blogging in general, including this gem:
"...science blogging, apparently, is a form of redundant
and effortfully incendiary rhetoric that draws bad-faith
moral authority from the word “science” and from
occasional invocations of “peer-reviewed” thises and
Please, stop me the next time I start throwing around "incendiary rhetoric"on Cephalove.
Check out this cool video of giant octopus kites.
And then this one of S. latimanus in an agonistic encounter, complete with some great changes in coloration.
Circus of the Spineless #53, that virtual periodical on all things invertebrate, is up at The Birder's Lounge. Make sure to check it out for an interesting assortment of writing on all sorts of spineless wonders.
I'll be back later in the week with some more cephalopod photographers, and a few science-y posts. I'm thinking about tackling the "cephalopod consciousness" issue, although it will take a bit of work to get ahold of the literature, read it, and then work out where I stand. Nonetheless, I'll see what I can get up here.
Thanks for reading!