Friday Cephalopod: nice eyes

Amphitretus pelagicus

There are many more photos of adorable creatures of the deep sea at this site.


  1. #1 RickU
    April 27, 2007

    Thanks for the link! Deep sea creatures are awesome. A little more than 3/4’s down the page is a black eyed squid. Any idea what it’s carrying? Is that it’s brood?

  2. #2 MarkH
    April 27, 2007

    I would hardly call the Fanfin Seadevil adorable!

    In the picture you posted, I can make out the eyes, but are the other two pink shapes it’s brain and beak?

    The other photos on the site are spectacular. Far better than any human-designed alien species, IMHO.

  3. #3 dorid
    April 27, 2007

    I think they’re ALL cute. My youngest has a thing for deep sea creatures, but she’s more into angler fish. She epcecially likes viper fish. Me, I like the inverts. I think those red plumed tube worms are the CUTEST!

  4. #4 Faithful Reader
    April 27, 2007

    I like the dumbo octopus; do we know anything else about this nifty creature?

  5. #5 Talapus
    April 27, 2007

    For some reason it looks vaguely like Darth Vader. Or maybe Chad Vader.

  6. #6 Scholar
    April 27, 2007

    Ewww, I can see it’s brain! Looks a lot like my 5th grade teacher actually, only slightly more evolved.

  7. #7 whitney
    April 27, 2007

    Very cool! Thanks for the photo link, I’m really enjoying looking at these when I need a break from paper-writing.

    Also, I thought you might enjoy this post from the CRAFT blog yesterday: Octopus love!

  8. #8 K. Signal Eingang
    April 27, 2007

    He is disguising himself as a martini!

    (clearly the photo was printed upside-down)

  9. #9 KC
    April 27, 2007

    Thanks for the link. My daughter got a kick out of finding out that ‘snails’ and ‘worms’ live underwater. I’m kind of partial towards that reddish creature above the Munnopis. Has it been identified/named?

  10. #10 KeithB
    April 27, 2007

    Are you on the committee for this years LA Times festival of books?

  11. #11 T R Carroll
    April 27, 2007

    Though they’re relatively common in my area , my heart still flutters when I find an “Othoceras” with an exposed siphuncle .

  12. #12 SEF
    April 27, 2007

    It’s Robbie the Robot (reincarnated as a cephalopod)! 😀

  13. #13 raincoaster
    April 29, 2007

    That site is diggbait, as you can guess from the name. The actual site that originally uploaded the photos is as you can see from the watermarks on the pix.

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