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Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Tue, Oct 12 2010, 11:24 AM
by catspaw00
I'm not sure how appealing anyone else finds these, but I think they're fantastic:


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It's called a Yeti crab. :P

-Wendy

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Tue, Oct 12 2010, 06:06 PM
by Mike
Cute sloths. It's hard to believe they can manage to do anything with those claws except hang from a branch.

The Yeti Crab is very cool. One of those critters that lives on the ocean floor .
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Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Tue, Oct 12 2010, 07:11 PM
by Mike
This one's not so scientific, but very cute.
2 rabbits, 2 cups
[youtube]TtbrLIwKWWA[/youtube]

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Tue, Oct 12 2010, 10:04 PM
by Jynx
Talk about finding a hare in your drink! :rotfl

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Wed, Oct 13 2010, 09:39 AM
by Mike
groooooooan :)

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Thu, Oct 14 2010, 10:05 PM
by Knoted4ever
Someone overfilled those cups just by a hare... and they're just a haresbreadth away from each other.

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Wed, Dec 08 2010, 08:43 AM
by Mike
Next time you're in San Diego, you might want to check local conditions before diving into the ocean. This video was taken a few weeks ago (not by me):

http://player.vimeo.com/video/17112119

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Sat, Jan 22 2011, 12:06 PM
by Knoted4ever
It's sad about how we humans cannot change our colors very much!


Cuttlefish Changing Colors

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Sat, Jan 22 2011, 05:47 PM
by Mike
The waves of colors and patterns is really impressive around 2 minutes into the video.
thanks for posting!

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Tue, Feb 01 2011, 11:47 PM
by goestoeleven
Ok, so I don't know why the Cephalopod fixation here on IKE . . . but what the heck, here's something old but amusing . . .

Save the Tree Octopus!

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

Disclaimer - this fake site was created specifically to teach kids NOT to believe everything they read on the internet, and maybe use some critical thinking skills when they run into the implausible on the net . . . . . however, it seems some kids insist it must be real because they "saw it on web." Some days I worry about a future society shaped by the web, facebook and twitter . . . .

Here's the wikipedia about the site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_No ... ee_octopus

/Because we all know everything on Wikipedia is real, right? Right?

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Thu, Feb 03 2011, 07:10 AM
by Mike
Other studies showed that most kids were skeptical. I think it depended on the age of the kid. The older they were, the more skeptical.

A tree octopus would be cool though. How about a terrestrial ice octopus? Maybe I should go out and look for one in the icy wonderland of my yard!

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Sun, Feb 13 2011, 12:48 PM
by Knoted4ever
Apparently, you guys haven't read or seen the special which includes information regarding Squibbons.

In the link below, read the third from the last future animal listing in the "200 million years time" section:

Sqibbons galore!!!!!!!!!!!

See this video sample of the special... especially the tail end regarding the evolved squid of the future:

[youtube]KlcdTniNvHE[/youtube]

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Sun, Feb 13 2011, 05:22 PM
by Mike
How far into the movie before the Squibbons show up?

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Mon, Feb 21 2011, 06:05 PM
by Knoted4ever
It's toward the end. They'll be swinging through the trees like our earlier ancestors did.

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Mon, Jul 25 2011, 02:01 PM
by catspaw00
I'm a huge fan of TED talks, and this one is great, especially the end!!

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_gallo_sh ... ments.html

-Wendy

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Mon, Jul 25 2011, 06:48 PM
by Mike
Awesome! I've seen the end bit before, and it's really fantastic. Y'all watch it if you haven't seen it.
I really enjoyed the boi-luminescence stuff at the beginning too.

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Mon, Jul 25 2011, 10:39 PM
by makatakam
Knoted4ever wrote:Cool! Very kite-like in the way it hovers!

i collect fossils and have a lot of cephalopod fossils. Many i have, from the Silurian period, are well over 400 million years old. i have both coiled and straight forms... and semi-coiled too. They've been around for a very long time! :mrblue:


Hi, Tom. :c8l:
I collect fossils too. Mazon Creek nodules, Pensylvanian, Francis Creek Shale, 280-325 million years old. Have no cephalopods, want to trade?

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Sat, Jan 07 2012, 06:46 PM
by Mike
If you've never seen the youtube video of the octopus that grabs a diver's camera, it's here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM

And with that background, this is pretty funny:

Texting between an Octopus and a Squid
http://archiveofourown.org/works/299805

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Thu, Mar 01 2012, 11:00 PM
by goestoeleven
Well, it's been a while since anybody posted something here, so what the heck.

May I present the relative of the Tree Octopus:

The Tree Lobster

Once thought extinct, the remaining few specimens were found to be delicious with some melted butter . . . .

Actually, these appear to be real insects. Check out the island / secret supervillian lair where they were found.

Re: Cephalopods

Posted: Fri, Mar 02 2012, 06:25 AM
by Mike
You have the first bite and tell me if it's truly tasty.