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Attack of the Blocktopus

(Blocktopus: That’s “cock-blocking-octopus”. And by “cock” I mean “pen”. Obviously.)

“Start a blog,” she said…

“It’ll be fun!” she said……to herself, without thinking it through. 372 more words


Beautiful, but Dangerous - Blue-Ringed Octopus

Today I will talk about a fantastic little creature called the blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata). This is yet another venomous animal that haunts the waters of Australia as well as the Pacific and Indian Oceans. 892 more words

Blue-ringed Octopus

6-26-15 Day Octopus Day (aka Big Blue Octopus) from Ron's Color of life series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda (octopuses, squid, cuttlefish; and Nautiloidea)
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae (octopus species)

Genus/species: Octopus cyanea

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: They have dark oval false eye-spots with no iridescent rings are commonly present at the base of their arms and dark brown coloring on the tips of their arms along with two rows of lighter spots. 196 more words


It’s no secret that I love cephalopods. I’m particularly smitten with cuttlefish, but I find all species fascinating. How could you not? These invertebrates are mollusks – yes, like snails and clams – but their remarkable intelligence and diversity sets them apart. 203 more words


#CephalopodWeek: 8 Reasons Why Tentacles are Terrific

Welcome to my blog on all things ocean! Hope you enjoy reading!

In honor of Cephalopod Week, I decided to dedicate today’s post to these tentacled critters. 666 more words


Cephalopod Week

Ocean-dwelling cephalopods are the amazing tentacled members of class Cephalopoda, which include squid, octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus. In honor of Science Friday’s Cephalopod Week, I spent a ridiculous amount of time watching cute octopus (and other cephalopod!) videos on teh intarwebs. 148 more words


Splatoon is a Welcome Oddity

Splatoon is an odd game and I don’t base that entirely on it’s fixation with cephalopods and ink splatter aesthetics. The game itself, coming out in the current climate is what is really strange and a lot of people were very exited about it’s release and thrilled at it’s genuine quality when it finally came out. 778 more words

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