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Japanese artists and friends& Hiné Mizushima (previously featured here) and Yuko Higuchi (previously featured here) collaborated on the creation of this awesome diorama of needle-felted squid in biology class. Mizushima made the adorable squid student and teacher and assembled the diorama while Higuchi made the beautiful anatomical illustrations and the needle-felted heart. We hope these two fantastic artists team up again sometime soon.

[via Street Anatomy]

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Summer giveaway time! Winner receives any handmade sea creature necklace from my shop HERE (indolentjellyfish.etsy.com), click to see all options in detail.

Rules:

  • Reblog to enter
  • No more than one reblog a day (no giveaway only blogs)
  • Winner will be chosen by random number generator
  • I will ship anywhere in the world
  • You must know the difference between a jellyfish and an octopus
  • Then you must tell me
  • It’s in the rules

Giveaway ends in two weeks (July 20th/2015 11:59 pm PST) Good luck!

(and you can check this tag to see some of my custom work too)

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Time for the last giveaway of the year! One winner will receive a handmade sea creature necklace of their choosing, see all the choices in detail HERE (indolentjellyfish.etsy.com)

Also if you sign up to etsy with this link: http://etsy.me/1t4tCt2 you get $5 off any purchase, from any shop!

Rules:

  • Reblog to enter
  • No more than one reblog per day (no giveaway only blogs)
  • Winner will be chosen by random number generator
  • I will ship anywhere in the world
  • You must know the difference between a jellyfish and an octopus

Giveaway ends in two weeks (Nov 23rd/2014 11:59 pm PST)

Good luck!

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Just in time for Cephalopod Week, watch Episode 8 of Shelf Life: Voyage of the Giant Squid!

The Old Ones Remember

In addition to their unparalleled powers of camouflage, octopuses are equipped with incredible powers of the mind.

Octopuses have evolved a brain and central nervous system comparable to that of vertebrates, endowing these creatures with the ability to learn through observation, and form long-term memories of their experiences. 

The remarkable mental faculties of octopuses, the most advanced among all invertebrates, has made them ideal subjects for research on neurobiology. Scientists continue to call upon the knowledge of the Old Ones study these amazing cephalopods to discover more about the processes of learning and memory.


Image source: Portland Aquarium website

Reference: Hochner et al. 2006.