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A record breaking commitment to parenting: Graneledone boreopacifica

Across the animal kingdom it is possible to find examples of committed parents, such as emperor penguins, which spend an impressive 2 months constantly brooding their eggs, and… 677 more words


D is for...dumbo octopus

Grimpoteuthis spp.

Not all deep sea creatures are utterly horrifying. 391 more words


Review: Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Peter Godfrey-Smith’s “Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and The Deep Origins of Consciousness” is a great read for it’s philosophical discussion on consciousness, and highlighting of cephalopods for their intelligence and behaviors. 597 more words

Science Fiction

John’s Horror Corner: The Creature Below (2016, aka The Dark Below), a British tentacle monster movie that makes an effort.

MY CALL: A perfectly serviceable bad movie that really tries to be good, and fails. Nothing special here. You won’t miss anything if you just move on.  417 more words

John Leavengood

CIAC 2018 Abstracts Due!

CIAC abstracts for the conference are due by midnight, tomorrow, March 28th (EST).  Thank you to everyone who has submitted to date!



To Wear an Octopus

I just made this octopus hat; it’s one of these delightful crochet projects I can make up as I go along, and play with it until it looks right. 78 more words