Category archives for Organisms
(via Science Friday)
Look closely at that leafy wing. Then watch the video. (via Real Monstrosities)
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!
OK, that’s enough. The proprietor of the Monday Metazoan keeps lurching over to big furries — where are my clackety arachnids? My slimy molluscs? My exotic weird phyla? It’s always these mammals, like just now this poor, tiny newsphoto of …AWWW, IT’S A BABY RHINO…
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.