Category: squid

sciencefriday: Life is hard for the mighty cep…

sciencefriday:

Life is hard for the mighty cephalopod. “If you’re a cephalopod, you’re super easy to eat,” says Sarah McAnulty, a squid biologist. “You’re basically a swimming protein bar.”

She studies a species of cephalopod called the Hawaiian bobtail squid. While most cephalopods have flashy adaptations to stay off predators’ dinner menus this particular squid relies on something that many other cephalopods don’t—its bacteria BFF.

Although some invading bacteria are destroyed by cells within the bobtail, their immune systems can learn to recognize “beneficial bacteria,” or bacteria that is ignored, and may even receive help from the immune system if it proves helpful to the livelihood of the animal. Learn more about the Bobtail squid’s BFF in the latest Macroscope video! 

triptych-of-voids: More new things up on Redbu…

triptych-of-voids:

More new things up on Redbubble! Have some squids

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‘Science is real You Fucks ’ Sticker by SarahM…

‘Science is real You Fucks ’ Sticker by SarahMackAttack:

squidscientistas:

If you’ve ever been like “Damn I like squid, but I LOVE when squid explicitly state their disgruntled belief in science” well jeez do I have the sticker for you

I noticed some chrome users can’t get to this, but it’s not a shady link, I’m just trying to make a living off my art! 

https://www.redbubble.com/people/sarahmackattack/works/31548791-science-is-real-you-fucks?asc=u&p=sticker

Histioteuthis bonnellii. (Jewel squid)

Histioteuthis bonnellii. (Jewel squid)

Credit: David Shale/MAR-ECO, Census of Marine Life

Leachia sp. (Cuckatoo squid)

Leachia sp. (Cuckatoo squid)

Credit: Marsh Youngbluth/MAR-ECO, Census of Marine Life

… could you be swayed to answer the Hallowee…

… could you be swayed to answer the Halloween Fish thing about invertebrates? If so… Cockeyed Squid?

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spoopy / eerie / creepy / spooky / terrifying / ghastly / sinister / CURSED

Popeye incarnate is super cool! The large eye is for detecting sunlight, whilst the smaller eye is for detecting bioluminescent prey (Thomas, Robison, and Johnsen, 2017).

(original post found here)

positivedoodles: Facebook / Twitter / Ko-fi …

positivedoodles:

Facebook / Twitter / Ko-fi / Buy the book

[Drawing of a pattern made of blue octopi and green squids above a caption that says “You don’t have to go through this alone. I may not be able to understand everything you’re going through, but I care, I love you, I believe in you, and I’m here for you.”]

spindasart:

spindasart:

kalani the squid prince! he’s regal, selfish, arrogant, and short as hell

hors-e:

hors-e:

what i do when left to my own devices

a-flickering-soul: a-flickering-soul: a-flick…

a-flickering-soul:

a-flickering-soul:

a-flickering-soul:

a-flickering-soul:

a-flickering-soul:

squid pillow squid piLLOW SQUID PILLOW

one…….tentacle…….

tentacles……………c o m p l e t e

every day you grow more beautiful…….

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