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The REALLY Giant Squid- What to do When all the Big Sounding Animal Names are Taken

The system for naming animals has produced some fascinating results. Whoever discovers a species gets to name it, which seems only fair really, but it does mean that the moniker with which the particular creature will forever be branded is totally up to the whims of whichever scientist happened across it first. 1,670 more words


Culann's Hound 21: Son of Lugh

Cúchulainn’s famous spear, the gáe bolg or “spear of mortal pain,” was made from the bone of a sea monster, Coinchenn, which perished in combat with another leviathan of the deep, Curruid. 928 more words


Album Review: Adam Betts – Colossal Squid

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but 2016 has been a crazy year, stockpiling nightmarish news items as if they were Cold War-era plutonium, the fabric of reality slipping away as dramatically as if it had plunged down one of those death slides. 513 more words

Birthday Cake For Breakfast

Adam Betts dishing up 'Colossal Squid' at Servant’s Jazz Quarters

Adam Betts will be celebrating the release of his debut album, ‘Colossal Squid’, with a special show at Servant’s Jazz Quarters on 29 November.

Betts, a member of Brian Eno’s favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, originally wrote, developed, and recorded the LP in various London studios. 269 more words

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Shark of the week: southern sleeper shark

Did you know that colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) are not only prey of sperm whales but sharks, too?

The southern sleeper shark (Somniosus antarcticus), a species of sleeper sharks like its northern counterpart, the… 82 more words


#CephalopodWeek Top Reads, Videos and Incredible Images

It’s time to bid farewell to my favorite time of the year – #CephalopodWeek. For 7 days, scientists and cephalopod enthusiasts honor our smart, inky, tentacle waving friends… 137 more words