Happy Cephalopod Week! One of the most famous dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History depicts a battle between two gigantic animals: the sperm whale and giant squid. But unlike most dioramas in the Museum’s halls, this scene has never been witnessed. Paleontologists Neil Landman and John Flynn explain how we know that this encounter does happen–and whether we humans will ever catch it in real time.
Cephalopod Week is the annual celebration of all things tentacled. Learn more at sciencefriday.com/cephalopodweek and cephalopodweek.tumblr.com
The nifty nautilus gets around using jet propulsion! By expelling water from its mantle cavity through a siphon, it propels through the ocean, changing the direction of its siphon to “steer.” Look out, ceph coming through!
I went to the Denver museum of nature and science on thursday to see an exhibit on Vikings, and while I was there I looked at an exhibit about earth from the very beginning, to the beginnings of life, to dinosaurs, to where we are now!
and of course there were lots of cephalopods and of course i had to take pictures!