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12:19am October 21, 2014
trynottodrown:

                  Unhand Me Human |  cbabbitt

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trynottodrown:

                  Unhand Me Human |  cbabbitt

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12:19am October 21, 2014
trynottodrown:

Pacific Giant Octopus (Octopus dofleini) and diver, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

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trynottodrown:

Pacific Giant Octopus (Octopus dofleini) and diver, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

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12:18am October 21, 2014

trynottodrown:

Cuttlefish | by jpod523

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12:18am October 21, 2014
montereybayaquarium:

Pharaoh cuttlefish are back on exhibit! These master color changers can rapidly display metallic blues, greens, golds and silvers for camouflage, communication or courtship. Pharaoh cuttlefish can reach 16 inches and weigh 11 pounds! Learn more about our Tentacles exhibit

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montereybayaquarium:

Pharaoh cuttlefish are back on exhibit! These master color changers can rapidly display metallic blues, greens, golds and silvers for camouflage, communication or courtship. Pharaoh cuttlefish can reach 16 inches and weigh 11 pounds!

Learn more about our Tentacles exhibit

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12:18am October 21, 2014

thelovelyseas:

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cause cuttlefish are cuties

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12:18am October 21, 2014

100leaguesunderthesea:

Pacific Giant Octopus (Octopus dofleini) eggs and newborn, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada by Fred Bavendam

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12:17am October 21, 2014

the-science-llama:

Cephalopods - Chameleons of the Sea

Cuttlefish, Octopus and Squid all have pigment cells - called chromatophores - consisting of yellow, red and brown pigments which allow them to change their appearance. There are up to 200 of these cells per square millimeter and each of them are controlled through muscle contractions - instead of hormones like other marine organisms - allowing them to consciously control them.

When signaling to change colors, the chromatophores can be rapidly expanded and then relaxed to hide the pigments and can even stay camouflaged while asleep. Chromatophores, however, only one type of cells. Other cells are layered below, made of white and iridescent pigments to reflect other wavelengths of light like blue and green.

Using all of these pigments, the cephalopods typically use 3 major pattern types; Uniform, Mottle (small light/dark splotches) and Disruptive. One of the coolest patterns is the Passing Cloud pattern which is used to hypnotize their prey. Among all of these amazing attributes, they can also change their skin texture voluntarily to match the object they are trying to hide next to and they do this through visual perception rather than touch.

Videos:
Insane in the Chromatophores - playing the chromatophores to a beat 
Octopus Camouflage 
Passing Cloud Pattern
Info:
Chromatophore Signaling
Cuttlefish - DiscoveryNetworks

Images: 1, 2

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12:17am October 21, 2014
squidscientistas:

The Nyholm lab needs your support!  We’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to support our research on the Hawaiian Bobtail squid/Vibrio fischeri symbiosis!  If you love cephalopods please share!
https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-bobtail-squid-choose-their-glowing-bacterial-partner

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squidscientistas:

The Nyholm lab needs your support!  We’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to support our research on the Hawaiian Bobtail squid/Vibrio fischeri symbiosis!  If you love cephalopods please share!

https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-bobtail-squid-choose-their-glowing-bacterial-partner

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12:16am October 21, 2014
spectacularuniverse:

A fleet of tiny cephalopods. Masters of intrigue and optical illusion. 
Learn more here. photo by Ken Kasuga

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spectacularuniverse:

A fleet of tiny cephalopods. Masters of intrigue and optical illusion. 

Learn more here

photo by Ken Kasuga

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12:16am October 21, 2014
krokodile:

i wanna be hugged by a baby octopus

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krokodile:

i wanna be hugged by a baby octopus

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12:16am October 21, 2014

thelovelyseas:

Bobtail Squid (x)

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12:16am October 21, 2014

trynottodrown:

A baby Flamboyant Cuttlefish hatchling only a few seconds old, after it had hatched from its egg sac. (via)

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12:15am October 21, 2014

squidscientistas:

Baby Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, raised in the Nyholm Lab, Spring 2014. 

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12:11am October 21, 2014

Body acne is the actual worst.

I am glad I’ve never had it real bad on my face.

But the rest of my body looks like pepperoni pizza. 

12:08am October 21, 2014

etsy:

Because normal is boring.