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New beauty icon: Flamboyant Cuttlefish

If I could have any beauty-enhancing surgery, I think I’d opt for a skin transplant from the Flamboyant Cuttlefish–but only on my eyelids. I could go from a smoky eye to a bright highlighted look in seconds, over and over and over … 42 more words


Gaia and the Octopus

“Gaia is a tough bitch.”

So observed the late biologist Lynn Margulis, who formulated the Gaia hypothesis in collaboration with James Lovelock. Margulis was warning us not to sentimentalize Gaia as “an Earth goddess for a cuddly, furry human environment …” Despite humanity’s… 628 more words

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7-22-15 Dwarf Cuttlefish from Ron's Cephalopod series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiidae (Cuttlefishes, shell internalized)

Genus/species: Sepia bandensis

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS:. Sepia bandensis has 8 arms with rows of suckers along each and 2 feeding tentacles. 391 more words


Now I’m back in Germany. But I’m actually quite busy catching up with friends and family as well as cleaning up my wardrobe and my room in general. 141 more words



Hello! This is Karis, guest blogging for Jaron.

Adorabilis are one of the smallest types of cephalopods. They get their name from scientists who thought they were so cute. 63 more words


5 Interesting Facts About Striped Pyjama Squid

The animal kingdom is full of weird and wonderful animals and I love finding our about them.  One that I found recently is the striped pyjama squid. 155 more words

Invertebrates - Water

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