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Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Mon, Mar 09 2009, 07:59 PM

I realized I hadn't posted any octopus/squid/cuttlefish video or photos in quite a while. So lest you guys feel something is missing from your lives, here's a video of a Blanket Octopus:

[youtube]Y-VAZGtNgsk[/youtube]

More info here:
http://www.tolweb.org/tremoctopus

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Jynx » Mon, Mar 09 2009, 10:16 PM

Mike wrote:I realized I hadn't posted any octopus/squid/cuttlefish video or photos in quite a while. So lest you guys feel something is missing from your lives, here's a video of a Blanket Octopus:

Amazing!
Never realized such an octopus existed...
Question: Seeing that they do not have 8 legs (tentacle appendages) are they still octopuses?
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Re: Cephalopods

Postby prairierose » Tue, Mar 10 2009, 07:22 AM

Wow, that is too cool.
Also, I don't know if you ever posted this here, but it was nominated for an Oscar for best animated short!
[youtube]2p7z6xew_XU[/youtube]

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Tue, Mar 10 2009, 08:50 AM

Jynx: the arms are still there, they are just webbed, so I think we can still go with Octo :-) There are all kinds of really cool Cephalopods, I've posted some photos and videos elsewhere on the site, but to keep things from getting confused again, I started a new thread.

Rose: I really like that animation. I don't remember if it was posted here or not, but this is a good place for it.


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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Tue, Mar 10 2009, 08:15 PM

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:
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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Mar 10 2009, 11:13 PM

Tooommm,

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Tue, Jul 14 2009, 01:14 PM

A short side-trip to a moth, and then onto the cephalopods---

The Atlas Moth:
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And now, the poor squids:
[youtube]4oc65PHqWrc[/youtube]

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sat, Jul 18 2009, 07:38 AM

Lots of cephs in the news this week.
Here's a real cool photo. These shots were taken within the space of 1 second as the octopus jetted away. Look how it changes both shape and color so quickly!

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Thu, Jan 14 2010, 10:39 AM

Hey there boys and girls! Time for another octopus video!
It's related to the previous post:
[youtube]SCgtYWUybIE[/youtube]

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Jan 14 2010, 11:14 AM

Wow ...

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby prairierose » Thu, Jan 14 2010, 11:18 AM

So cool!!

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby BillLamm » Fri, Jan 15 2010, 10:48 PM

I know, this is not anoctopus but it is an intriguing link I found at the end of your video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y&NR=1&feature=fvwp[/youtube]
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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sat, Jan 16 2010, 09:43 AM

Did you mean the lyre bird? Pretty funny, especially near the end.

[youtube]VjE0Kdfos4Y[/youtube]
(I clicked on the youtube video icon and entered VjE0Kdfos4Y )

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Fri, Jan 22 2010, 11:17 PM

While looking at some of my cephalopod fossils in the basement, the night before last, i stumbled upon a cool meteorite that i had found in one of the quarries. It is extremely heavy for its size. Maybe i'll bring it to one of the flies for you guys to see.


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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sun, Feb 07 2010, 08:07 AM

Watch as it turns itself inside out. Around 1 minute in:

Vampire Squid

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Thu, Sep 23 2010, 08:14 PM

[imglr=left]http://images.dailyexpress.co.uk/img/dynamic/10/285x214/196228_1.jpg[/imglr]

DEADLY sea monsters have woken from the deep to cause carnage among some of the world’s richest fishing grounds.

Millions of killer giant squid are not only devouring vast amounts of fish they have even started attacking humans.

Two Mexican fishermen were recently dragged from their boats and chewed so badly that their bodies could not be identified even by their own families.
Read more here: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/196 ... ish-stocks

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Fri, Oct 01 2010, 10:19 PM

Once i found a fossil section from a huge Cameroceras. These got around 30 feet long... and fed on other cephalopods and marine animals.
i also found a Cyrtoceras, which is very rare.

http://www.tonmo.com/forums/showthread.php?3684-Images-Reconstructions-of-Ammonoids-and-NautiloidsCephs
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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sun, Oct 03 2010, 08:04 AM

That's really cool:
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Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Mon, Oct 11 2010, 07:48 PM

This is off-topic--not about Cephs.
Check out this rare, and little known bat.
It's a tube-nosed fruit bat from Papua New Guinea
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He looks like he belongs in a star wars movie or something.

Now that I've gone OT, go ahead and post your cool / cute animal photos...

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Re: Cephalopods

Postby prairierose » Tue, Oct 12 2010, 07:30 AM

wow, that's quite a face.

Alright, strange and yet irresistibly adorable? Baby sloths!

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