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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)

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— 5 days ago with 713 notes
Anonymous asked: I don't think cephalopods like it when people start kraken jokes about them.


Answer:

biologizeable:

are you squidding me

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— 3 weeks ago with 605 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!

— 3 weeks ago with 1066 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

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— 1 month ago with 43839 notes
lightningblitz6:

daysofxavierspast:

zeelaonmars:

scalestails:

are u fucking kidding me

octopi are just as ridiculous as cats ok

"NOPE".

" MY BOWL"

lightningblitz6:

daysofxavierspast:

zeelaonmars:

scalestails:

are u fucking kidding me

octopi are just as ridiculous as cats ok

"NOPE".

" MY BOWL"

(Source: 4gifs, via ornithoscelidaphiliac)

— 1 month ago with 144600 notes

archiemcphee:

For an incredibly kawaii series entitled Invertebrate Sleep Habits, Japanese artist Hiné Mizushima (previously featured here) created this awesomely cute octet of needle felted sea creatures, each of which is tucked into an adorable little bed.

They were created for In The Palm of Your Hand, the January 2014 art exhibition at the EMP Collective in Baltimore, Maryland.

[via Laughing Squid]

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— 2 months ago with 12180 notes

thefrogman:

If you liked this, you should check out the next edition of Animal Facts.

CLICK HERE TO SEE “THE MALE HONEYBEE!”

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— 2 months ago with 20368 notes
Let’s Cuttle t-shirt  by Fraggles & Friggles at http://etsy.me/V1vfch

Let’s Cuttle t-shirt  by Fraggles & Friggles at http://etsy.me/V1vfch

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#cuttlefish  #submission 
academicatheism:

Squid and Humans Evolved the Same Eye
Like wings, eyes have evolved multiple times in different lineages of animals. According to a new study, humans and cephalopods evolved the same eyes through tweaks to the same gene — even though their eyes arose independently of ours.
Many genes are responsible for making the eye. One holds instructions for making light-sensitive pigments, another provides information for making the lens, and then there are genes that orchestrate it all, telling various parts when and where they need to be assembled. These are called master control genes, and for eyes, the most important one Pax-6. The ancestral Pax-6 gene controlled the formation of a very simple eye: a few light-sensing  cells working together in a primitive organism living in the Cambrian period.
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academicatheism:

Squid and Humans Evolved the Same Eye

Like wings, eyes have evolved multiple times in different lineages of animals. According to a new study, humans and cephalopods evolved the same eyes through tweaks to the same gene — even though their eyes arose independently of ours.

Many genes are responsible for making the eye. One holds instructions for making light-sensitive pigments, another provides information for making the lens, and then there are genes that orchestrate it all, telling various parts when and where they need to be assembled. These are called master control genes, and for eyes, the most important one Pax-6. The ancestral Pax-6 gene controlled the formation of a very simple eye: a few light-sensing  cells working together in a primitive organism living in the Cambrian period.

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— 2 months ago with 624 notes