Happy Cephalopod Days!

Anton

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Today is Squid/Cuttlefish Day, as it is October 10th--Squids and Cuttlefish have 8 arms and 2 tentacles! NEAT!



http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/cephalopod-awesomeness/?pid=5048



Taken from http://cephalopodday.tumblr.com/about:

*Cephalopods are represented in the fossil record dating back 500 million years.

*There are about 800 species of living cephalopods known to science, with many more as yet to be discovered.

*Since ancient times, cephalopods have been a recurring motif in myth, arts and literature and they remain a subject of popular culture today.

*Cephalopod are an important fishery with catches steadily increasing over the last 30 years, from about 1 million metric tonnes in 1970 to more than 3 million tonnes in 2001.

*There are no species of cephalopod currently listed on the UN endangered species (with one, possibly mythic, exception). However, this is more a testament to how little we know about these animals than a true indication of their conservation needs.





Be sure to discuss your favorite cephalopod fact, your favorite species, cutest pictures, and anything else you can think of!!
 

Anton

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Anton

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Also, here's Mason's lovely Pro-Cephalopod game, Bloop Rinse!

http://www.mfgg.net/index.php?act=resdb&param=02&c=2&id=25128

Hours and hours of fun ;D See if you can beat my high score of 35! http://www.gmhighscores.com/highscores.php?gameid=2534
 

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i like these because they have the ridiculously melodramatic name "vampire squid from hell"

EDIT: wow how did that come out so big...
 

Anton

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Vampire Squids were in the news recently! Here's a quick link to something, but not the first story I saw a few days ago: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49172070/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UHXdzVH5PJY

They don't suck blood! They suck poop! And other sea trash. I think they're the first cephalopods discovered to not eat other animals.
 

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