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Friday Cephalopod: Fear them

You knew that one beneficiary of over-fishing (it removes competition) and climate change (they like it warm) is that cephalopod populations are booming, right? Those of us who love the little beasties also have appreciate that they are a portent of coming oceanic doom. Spooky.

Friday Cephalopod: Net traps and chiller

If you ever wondered how to breed nautiluses…

Friday Cephalopod: It’s a trap!

Don’t let the pokeboys and pokegirls enslave you!

Friday Cephalopod: Epic Battle!

Friday Cephalopod: Kaiju

“Well, Johnny, when a mommy squid and a daddy squid love each other very much…” “But Mommy, did that one just bite the other one? And are those little bits of squid in the water?” “Holy Mother of God, Johnny, don’t look! Don’t look! They’re eating each other!” “Yes, they are, Mommy, and there is…

Friday Cephalopod: the lonely fisherman

It’s a quiet, lonely life for a squid in the deep, just drifting along, dangling a pair of lines, hoping to snag dinner. There are two videos of this squid, one from 2014 and another from 2013.

I mean, really. This team of ‘scientists’ hijacked a valuable research submersible, strapped their gadget to it, and sent it cruising to a depth of 900 meters in the Pacific Ocean just to catch this goofy-looking purple thing. Listen to these people…buncha giggly teenagers. I’m a bit annoyed that they went to all this trouble…

Friday Cephalopod: You have been seen