Cephalopods

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We’re making the planet a better place for cephalopods. It also helps that humans are busily destroying teleost populations. P.S. There’s a video at the link titled “8 reasons octopuses rule the oceans”. Don’t bother with it. It is 8 incredibly idiotic reasons that have nothing to do with their success. I felt stupider after…

Trapped in a cunning prison! Oh, no, what are you doing now? Foiled again!

I usually only have good things to say about cephalopods, but it’s hard to avoid the truth here: vampire squid aren’t exactly beauty queens.

I was reading this account of an encounter between three cuttlefish — a consort male escorting a female, who is challenged by an intruder — and the story was weirdly familiar. The intruder’s pupil dilation and arm extension began the first of three brief bouts over the course of about four minutes, each with escalating…

And we liked it! The Nautilus Files

Cephalopods are natural-born editors

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…

Friday Cephalopod: Reflections