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A certain deep, primal part of my brain went “Squeeee!” at this video of a nautilus being fed by hand. I want one. I want a cephalopod to be my friend. But sorry, people, taking an exotic animal out of the ocean and confining it to an aquarium is not exactly the friendliest thing to…

Over on Telliamed Revisited, Richard Lenski is talking about his favorite examples of evolution, and mentioned this figure from a paper on hybrid monkeyflowers. Cross-species breeding produces interesting results!

Friday Cephalopods: I ♥ embryos

Friday Cephalopod: A good glower

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Birthin’

This skink looks like it just burst out of someone’s chest, and in addition, it’s full of little baby skinks.

Friday Cephalopod: Seachild

Then he waited, marshaling his thoughts and brooding over his still untested powers. For though he was master of the world, he was not quite sure what to do next. But he would think of something.

We had a blizzard this week. It’s bitterly cold right now. I was trying hard to think of good reasons to have left the Pacific Northwest, and this is about the only thing I came up with: Devil’s Club.

Friday Cephalopod: Cephalove

Now you can learn everything you need to know about octopus sex. It’s a bit tangly: But just in case you got lost in all the tentacles, here’s a diagram to help you out. By the way, in case you’ve ever wondered where an octopus keeps its nads, they’re maybe not where you expected. There…

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Poop propellors

That’s all I’ve got to say. Hippos are really into scat. Yeah, I’d hide too.