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Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Evil Rising

We’ve had a very wet summer so far here in the upper Midwest — the potholes are full of water, our backyard is sodden, the plants are thriving, but that also means that this plague is drifting in vast clouds everywhere. The horror. The horror.

It’s been cephalopod week, and on Science Friday, they featured our old friend, the vampire squid.

This one isn’t about the picture; go listen to the singing of the bats.

What? You only play in two dimensions? You’re doomed, pathetic human.

I was watching this, and thinking, “Man, octopus can dance.” If I could have moved like that, I might not have sullenly sat out the disco era.

Botanical Wednesday: Looking for Pogo

The Vancouver Aquarium brought two octopuses together, and they didn’t delay at all — within minutes, it was…boom chicka wow wow. Totally not safe for work. Not the video, but if you watch this, you might well end up gnawing on your fist and moaning and whimpering right where you are.