Squid Coin

Slow news week but stumbled upon this over my morning cup of joe.
Illex argentinus which is the biggest in terms of volume, value and also size of the squid. Typical annual catches are around 150,000 tonnes with much of the catch destined for the Far East although significant amounts also go to Europe; the Loligo gahi are caught by large stern trawlers almost all of which are registered in the Falkland.

So I am starting a thread for you to post links to pictures of marine invertebrate inspired coins and stamps. As they come in I will add them to the post! While we are at it let’s do another post for oceanographic equipment (vessels, expeditions, submersibles, etc.).

A website with a great list of Kraken Stamps (hat tip to Homie Bear). My favorite…


Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

6 comments on “Squid Coin
  1. For a quick look check out Pib’s Kraken Stamps

    For detailed viewing, a must see is Poppe Stamps, which has theme selections and you can look at “marine Life” stamps separated into categories that include: Corals, crabs, crustaceans, jellyfishes, octopus, sea anemones, sea slugs, sponges — the list is long, but its a great one-stop image shop for marine invertebrate stamps!

  2. Great links! I didn’t realized sea slugs had such a following. The deep-sea stamps from MBARI I have a set of framed in my office. Absolutely love the Poppe stamp site. Just found some wonderful gifts for myself for Christmas.

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