Category archives for Cephalopods
(via Science Friday)
The bulk of an octopus’s nervous system is not in its brain, but its arms. So scientists have studied isolated octopus arms and found that they retain substantial responsiveness to the environment. It’s depressing. I love eating big molluscs, but I’ve had to cut them out of my diet because there is just too much…
There’s more! A whole series of photos of nautilus hatching from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps!
The name “Flamboyant Cuttlefish” is perfect, and if you watch the video you’ll see even better why they deserve to strut. Hmm, maybe I should retroactively get my kids’ names changed to “Flamboyant Myers”. Or at least their middle names. It’s got to have an effect.
This was something of a lost weekend for me, with a lot of behind-the-scenes distractions, so I forgot to put up a Friday Cephalopod. So here’s a belated Monday Cephalopod to make up for it all.