Insane in the Chromatophores
During experiments on the axons of the Woods Hole squid (loligo pealei), music was tested on the squid’s chromatophores. The results were both interesting and beautiful.
Posts tagged cephalopod.
Octopuses Gain Consciousness
The “privileged state of subjective awareness in fact goes well beyond Homo sapiens, according to the new Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness (pdf), which was signed last month by a group of cognitive neuroscientists, computational neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists who attended the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on Consciousness in Human and non-Human Animals at Cambridge University in the U.K….” (click here to read more)
The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. “vampire squid from Hell”) is a small, deep-sea cephalopod found throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world. Unique retractile sensory filaments justify the vampire squid’s placement in its own order:Vampyromorphida (formerly Vampyromorpha), which shares similarities with both squid and octopuses. As a phylogenetic relict it is the only known surviving member of its order, first described and originally classified as an octopus in 1903 by German teuthologist Carl Chun, but later assigned to a new order together with several extinct taxa… [more]
Bobtail Squids (aka Dumpling squids) are one of the smallest species of squid, ranging from 1 to 8 centimetres in length. They are closely related to Cuttlefish, although they do not possess a cuttlebone.
They are also one of the cutest animals to ever exist.
omfg katie katie look look
GIMME GIMME GIMME
Superhero of the ocean. :o