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Interview-Hannah Rosen & Humboldt Squid Communication

On April 18, 2015 I attended MARINE’s (Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education) Ocean Colloquium. There, among many interesting speakers, I heard Hannah Rosen speak about her research on Humboldt Squid communication at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. I … Continue reading

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Giant Squid Myths–True or False?

1. The eyes of the Giant Squid Architeuthis dux are the size of dinner plates. *TRUE* Giant Squid eyes are the largest in the animal kingdom. 2. The Giant Squid have tentacles 60 feet long. *FALSE* The longest measured dead … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Facts About Cuttlefish

1. Cuttlefish are cephalopods, not fish. Cephalopods include octopus, squid and nautilus. 2. Cuttlefish, along with most cephalopods, are the ocean’s most intelligent invertebrates. 3. Cuttlebone, found in the body of a cuttlefish, is used by pet birds to get … Continue reading

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Tentacles Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium contains many species of cephalopods from oceans around the world. Cephalopods include Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish, and Nautilus. Many species in this exhibit have never been on display before. I am a cephalopod … Continue reading

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First Video Filmed of Giant Squid in the Ocean

I have been called by many names, including sea monster, kraken, calamari, and dinner. I am a giant squid (Architeuthis spp.). I am a highly intelligent cephalopod. My cousins include the octopus, cuttlefish, and chambered nautilus. Despite my ancestors washing … Continue reading

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Vampire Squid: I’m no vampire, and I’m not even a squid!

My scientific name is Vampyroteuthis infernalis, which translates to “vampire squid from hell.” Too bad I’m not actually a squid or even an octopus, even though I have characteristics of both. I’m not a vampire either as I don’t suck … Continue reading

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Meet Bolt, a Humboldt or Jumbo Squid

In honor of October 10, Squid and Cuttlefish Day during Cephalopod Awareness Days, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Bolt. I am a Humboldt squid, or jumbo squid. It always amuses me that humans are so frightened … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on International Cephalopod Awareness Days and the State of the Oceans

Wow, it’s already International Cephalopod Awareness Days again! (see my post from last year’s Octopus Day about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Here are the Cephalopod Awareness Days we are celebrating: October 8 is Octopus Day (my favorite!), October 9 … Continue reading

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Meet Shelley the Chambered Nautilus

Sigh, I get no respect unless I am dead and my shell is mounted on a human’s wall. My name is Shelley, and I am a chambered nautilus. I am so unlike my sexy and charismatic cephalopod cousins. You have … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on Octopus Day and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Hi, my name is Ollie and I’m an octopus.  I am excited to hear that October 8 is Octopus Day during International Cephalopod Awareness Days (October 8-10).  I’m glad we’re getting the recognition we deserve, as we’re usually portrayed as … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on Ocean Acidification

Hello, my name is Ollie, and I’m an Octopus.  Welcome to my blog entry, told from the point-of-view of an octopus.  I am ecstatic to have found myself a human translator (or is she an octopus translator??) named Cherilyn.  I … Continue reading

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