Category archives for Cephalopods
And we liked it! The Nautilus Files
Did you know cephalopods may have traded evolution gains for extra smarts? I didn’t either. I don’t believe it, anyway. The paper is fine, though, it’s just the weird spin the media has been putting on it. The actual title of the paper is Trade-off between Transcriptome Plasticity and Genome Evolution in Cephalopods, which is…
What it’s like to be an octopus? This review of Peter Godfrey Smith’s book, Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, captures perfectly why I’ve been fascinated by them — they’re the closest thing to aliens we’ve got. Unlike cetaceans – whose sentience it is possible to imagine, partly because…
Is anyone else seeing this picture and immediately wondering what molecules regulate the orderly dispersal of those well-distributed pigment cells?
If you need more cephalopods, from the same source:
Apparently, flamboyant cuttlefish are born looking snazzy.
No. This is not what I look like naked.