Thursday, 15 March 2012

Eeyore and piglet

According to New Scientist, marine biologists have been showing HD television pictures to octopi. The aqua-boffins found out some moderately interesting stuff about image perception and behaviour in cephalopods, but what was news to me was the existence of an octopus species called, rather splendidly, the gloomy octopus and a type of squid that goes by the lovely name of the dumpling squid* (which really is considerably more cute than anything with that many tentacles ought to be).

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world...

*AKA the bobtail, or stubby, squid.