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February 21 Trivia Rankings

Thanks, Quizlings, for making it a great evening of Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia! The weather was cooperative, we learned about the Winter Olympics and we had the first dog of the year in attendance (yay, Woodley!). 142 more words

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Octo Tako with surprise

mixed media (pencil, paint, photoshop)



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Cuttlefish camouflage, new research

This 2013 video is about cuttlefish camouflage.

From the Marine Biological Laboratory in the USA:

How the cuttlefish spikes out its skin: Neurological study reveals surprising control…

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Curious Cuttles - Dwarf Cuttlefish (and friends)

    There appears to be some unspoken rule that tiny versions of things are exponentially more adorable. Take for instance hummingbirds, pygmy marmosets, dwarf elephants, pygmy hippos, or Brookesia micra (the chameleon that fits comfortably on the head of a match). 1,293 more words


Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species: some thoughts

This week the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species was launched. Here’s the blurb from the website:

GRIIS, hosted by ISPRA, has been developed with co-funding from the European Union through the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity within the framework of the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIPartnership).

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Octopuses are so clever, scientists missed a species right under their noses

Of all the animals kept in aquariums around the world, one always stands out. The jellyfish, the sharks, the skates, the giant sea bass, and the clownfish—they’re beautiful and often impressive, sure, but in the end, behind their glass enclosures, they’re basically moving wallpaper. 580 more words