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realmonstrosities:

A deep sea octopus making shapes.

Octopods like this have long, fleshy spikes known as cirri lining their arms. It’s thought they’re used to create a current which draws copepods to the mouth.

There are a whole bunch of deep sea octopods with mantle fins and cirri, all belonging to a suborder called cirrata. Few are as colourful as this one, though!

…Video: EVNautilus

— 1 week ago with 984 notes

asylum-art:

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid by Todd Bretl

A series of portraits documenting the magnificent screatures known as bobtail squids.

(Source: f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s, via ileolai)

— 1 week ago with 1113 notes
rhamphotheca:

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) uses  light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage. 
photo: PLOS Biology, Frazee and McFall-Ngai 
(via: The Scientist)

rhamphotheca:

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) uses  light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage.

photo: PLOS Biology, Frazee and McFall-Ngai

(via: The Scientist)

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— 1 week ago with 287 notes
poorhornycat:

sunscorchx:

Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…
So it turned itself transparent.

stick it to the man, Squid.

poorhornycat:

sunscorchx:

Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…

So it turned itself transparent.

stick it to the man, Squid.

(via least-virginy-virgin-ever)

— 1 month ago with 200929 notes
rhamphotheca:

A deep sea octopus (Muusoctopus johnsonianus) encountered on a fault scarp during a geologic traverse on the Submarine Ring of Fire 2002 expedition of the NOAA Ocean Explorer Program.
(via: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research)

rhamphotheca:

A deep sea octopus (Muusoctopus johnsonianus) encountered on a fault scarp during a geologic traverse on the Submarine Ring of Fire 2002 expedition of the NOAA Ocean Explorer Program.

(via: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research)

(via libutron)

— 1 month ago with 767 notes
Anonymous asked: I don't think cephalopods like it when people start kraken jokes about them.


Answer:

biologizeable:

are you squidding me

image

— 2 months ago with 827 notes
theunicornkittenkween:

krokodile:

i wanna be hugged by a baby octopus

SO CUTE!

theunicornkittenkween:

krokodile:

i wanna be hugged by a baby octopus

SO CUTE!

— 2 months ago with 2252 notes

chalkandwater:

Dilation and constriction of these organelles, called chromatophores, are responsible for the squid’s ability to change color.

Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid (2010)

SQUID PIXELS

(via queenlionhair)

— 3 months ago with 44705 notes