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Friday Cephalopod: Goin’ fishing

Watch the fishing lure action right here — also pay attention to the closeups that reveal how transparent Grimalditeuthis is. It would be so cool to be able to see our own guts like that.

Allspice, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon — they don’t actually look all that appetizing.

It’s the Kinabalu Giant Red Leech of Borneo! This foot long beast isn’t satisfied with merely sucking blood, it swallows its prey whole.

Friday Cephalopod: They are the shadow

No, really, there’s a connection.

Friday Cephalopod: I was making mud pies!

Prepare yourself. The Te Papa Museum of New Zealand has a new specimen locked in a vault: a colossal squid that will be thawed and dissected (they think!) on streaming video. Here is the necromantic chamber. Wait! No protective runes, no array of emergency thuribles, no pentagram, no mysterious idols of jade and obsidian? This…

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Thrippy

You’ve just got to love the word “thrip”.

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Spongy

What an awful name for such a graceful animal.