Friday Squid Blogging: Rare Octopus Squid Video from Hawaii
While the Dana octopus squid may lack a squid's trademark trailing tentacles, it makes up for them in spectacular lighting equipment, with two of its muscular arms ending in lidded light organs called "photophores." About the size of lemons, these photophores are the largest known light-producing organs in the animal kingdom, said Mike Vecchione, a zoologist at the NOAA National Systematics Laboratory at the Smithsonian Institution and a curator of cephalopods at the National Museum of Natural History, both in Washington, D.C.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on December 11, 2015 at 4:02 PM • 213 Comments