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Friday Cephalopod: Piglet!

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Helicocranchia sp.

Figure from The Deep(amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Claire Nouvian.

Comments

  1. #1 American Scot
    September 28, 2007

    It does look like a piglet! Pretty cool!

  2. #2 windy
    September 28, 2007

    That’s no piglet, that’s Moomintroll! Or possibly his girlfriend.

  3. #3 Brigit
    September 28, 2007

    The poor baby needs some cuddles. Come here little crowned piggy, cuddle cuddle time!

  4. #4 gg
    September 28, 2007

    I didn’t know that Jim Henson’s company did cephalopods…

    #3: “That’s no piglet, that’s Moomintroll!”

    Holy crap, you just hit me with this intense childhood flashback…

  5. #5 David Marjanovi?
    September 28, 2007

    I’m stunned.

    Let me just repeat comment 4.

  6. #6 David Marjanovi?
    September 28, 2007

    I’m stunned.

    Let me just repeat comment 4.

  7. #7 Sili
    September 28, 2007

    The proper response to this is of course

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  8. #8 Kseniya
    September 28, 2007

    Oh by the way, I suspect the pic is upside-down, a view that greatly enhances its cuteness. I dl’d the pic and rotated it 180 degrees, and the effect is quite sinister.

    This creature rocks in ANY orientation. :-)

  9. #9 John Marley
    September 28, 2007

    Flip the picture upside-down and it looks like a cute-but-vaguely-sinister Cthulu.

  10. #10 John Marley
    September 28, 2007

    Kseniya beat me to it.

  11. #11 K. Signal Eingang
    September 28, 2007

    A planet where squids evolved from Fraggles?!?!?!

  12. #12 BruceJ
    September 28, 2007

    Somewhat OT, but I went to my mailbox yesterday and the cover of this month’s Smithsonian Magazine is familiar…and is impossibly cute…

  13. #13 Puddock
    September 28, 2007

    That is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long while!

    Amazing pictures, amazing creatures…what a wonderful world we live in.

  14. #14 ElJay
    September 28, 2007

    I have to ask,does anyone know if these are these as yummy to eat as regular calamari are?

  15. #15 Don Quijote
    September 28, 2007

    The little fellow on the picture is really cute. I hope we get to see Eeyore next week.

  16. #16 Jonathan
    September 29, 2007

    Next time Disney says it can’t feature invertebrates…

  17. #17 Geta
    September 30, 2007

    No you may not say so, erimo. Just no..

    Yes, something Fraggleish, yes! Cutest squiddie ever! Squee.