Recently, Quarks to Quasar’s on Facebook published an illustration (above) of how massive a Colossal Squid can reach. The Facebook post was liked by 3,300 people…View More How Big Is A Colossal Squid Really?
Much speculation occurs among biologists about the uses for all those arms and tentacles in squids. Eight arms and two tentacles seem like appendage overkill. …View More The Most Boring Squid on Earth?
On June 20th I received an email: a huge pink blob has been found off the coast of Cuba, and no one can figure out…View More Human-sized mystery blob found off the coast of Cuba
The Klingon Bird of Preys were first introduced in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Two classes existed, the B’rel-class and the K’Vort-class, roughly scout and light cruiser…View More Cloaking Klingon Cephalopods
Undoubtedly you’ve already seen the above video of deep-sea squids mid-coitus at 1400 meters (0.86 miles) deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The male and…View More Penetrating the mysteries of sex in deep-sea squid
I’m delighted to present this guest post from Dr. Michelle Staudinger, a post-doc at the University of Missouri Columbia and stationed at the National Climate Change…View More Guest post: The stunning deep-water biodiversity of the Bear Seamount
You never know what may be sitting on a table in the Scripps Collections. Last time, I wandered by the Benthic Invertebrates Collection, there was…View More Fearsome spiked tentacles of a deep-sea squid
As I mentioned in our Firefly post, I’ll be covering San Diego Comic Con for Deep Sea News. I’ll actually be attending the convention tomorrow,…View More Apparently hell is populated by squid.
With just reason Humboldt or Jumbo Squid are called Diablo Rojo. The skin of Dosidicus gigas is blood red but can change to bone white.…View More Coordinated Hunting in Red Devils
I’ve been suspiciously quiet on the blogging front lately. The reason: I’ve just completed a cross-country move in the middle of the holiday season (its…View More TGIF: Friday Fashion Finds