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Friday Cephalopod: My girl

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Sepia pharaonis

Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman.

Comments

  1. #1 Apikoros
    June 9, 2006

    Awwww!! They look so serene!

    I wonder if the little curlicues at the end of the tentacles mean “Wow, that was fan-tas-tic…”

  2. #2 quork
    June 9, 2006

    I wonder if the little curlicues at the end of the tentacles mean “Wow, that was fan-tas-tic…”

    That’s the cephalopod equivalent of holding up two fingers behind someone’s head when they’re having their picture taken.

  3. #3 suedoise
    June 9, 2006

    Ain’t sex grand? They look lovely. There’s something very touching about that pic. Oh, anthropomorphism is such fun!

  4. #4 SEF
    June 10, 2006

    They’re very cute. But were they relaxing like that or reacting to the presence of the cameraman in some manner?

  5. #5 lancelot_gobbo
    June 10, 2006

    I think this is proof of reincarnation, and that’s J Z Young up to his old tricks in his next life!

  6. #6 JJR
    June 10, 2006

    Cool! Houston Museum of Natural Science has some of these in a display tank on the 2nd floor…cute little buggers. I love HMNS. They recently had a re-vamped Dinosaur exhibit that was fantastic, too. -JJR

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