These awesome little cephalopods are Bobtail squid and they were photographed by diver and underwater photographer Todd Bretl. Todd’s stunning photos reveal the beautiful markings on the squids’ tentacular bodies and, we like to think, a bit of their respective personalities as well.
Bobtail squid primarily inhabit the shallow coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean and are closely related to cuttlefish. However they tend to have a rounder mantle than cuttlefish and have no cuttlebone. And when we describe them as little, we really mean it. The typical mantle length of a male bobtail squid measures being between 1 and 8& cm.
Sneaktopodes II: Cephalosneaks
Behold, the marine-lifehack.
Read more. [Image: Monterey Bay Aquarium]
okay but while those greek and roman words sound pretty scientific and all like “cephalopod” and we just go ahhh yes the scientific term for an octupus mmhm but can you imagine what that actually must’ve been like in greek:
"yooo herod look at this crazy ass sea-creature. i think it should be called a head-foot"
Here are a couple of gifs of the Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp.) encountered by the NOAA Okeanos crew a few days ago in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
(images: NOAA; via: Popular Science)
These tentacular Octopus and Giant Squid tables are the work of San Francisco-based bronze sculptor Kirk McGuire. The beautiful bronze cephalopods are so lifelike, we wouldn’t be surprised if you felt phantom tentacles tickling your ankles while sitting at either of these tables.
Visit Kirk McGuire’s website to check out his standalone bronze sculptures and more of his awesome undersea animal tables.
Loved my arm guard. And I have a massive trail addiction. I NEED ALL OF THE TRAILS!!!!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA #larp #ocala #ocalafl #armor #armguard #liveactionroleplay #fox
"Don’t kid yourself" would be a great slogan for birth control pills
[JUMPS IN BACK SEAT OF YOUR CAR] I DONT KNOW WHERE YOURE GOING BUT DO YOU GOT ROOM FOR ONE MORE TROUBLED SOUL
can she just get an award or something
I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.
So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.
Best video in the world
The concept is bizarre, combining a building material from the time of Julius Caesar with a Jetsons aesthetic, but the approach has already worked before.
This newly-revived technique could provide low-cost housing for refugees and displaced people, and generally provide architects with a cost-effective way to explore convex construction.
I’m sorry but am I the only one that looks at this and thinks “hobbit holes”?
no you’re not.