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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


Sarlaccs: The Nature of the Beast


As explorers have pushed out from the core worlds, they have increasingly encountered species either unknown or poorly documented within the research literature. Most often this is due to the relative isolation of the planets where the species occurs – for example, little research has been done on the wampas of Hoth because the planet is both inaccessible and hostile to researchers. 2,617 more words


TONMOcon VII at MBL, April 6-8, 2018

Bret Grasse (MBL) has been part of organizing a cephalopod conference to be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole on April 6-8th 2018. TONMOcon is held every two years and attracts a diverse assemblage of scientists, aquarists, hobbyists, and general cephalopod enthusiasts. 126 more words


Fiction Friday: Sparg

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. 937 more words

Fiction Friday

CIAC 2015 Published!

Volume 808 (1) of Hydrobiologia, which contains the Special Themed Section Advances in Cephalopod Ecology and Life Cycles with selected papers from CIAC 2015, was just published! 14 more words


Local Optima, Diversity, and Patchwork

Local optima–or optimums, if you prefer–are an illusion created by distance. A man standing on the hilltop at (approximately) X=2 may see land sloping downward all around himself and think that he is at the highest point on the graph. 1,482 more words

Structures And Civilization

CIAC 2018 Registration Open!

Registration has opened for the 2018 CIAC Conference! You can register for workshops, field trips and the conference via links within the website: www.ciac2018.com

You can also link to the conference hotels for reserving rooms under our group block. 30 more words