Post and discuss cephalopods

Logan Young
Logan Young

post and discuss cephalopods

Nicholas Sanchez
Nicholas Sanchez

make me

David Myers
David Myers

Plz?

Josiah Brooks
Josiah Brooks

why?

Ian Cook
Ian Cook

That video is pretty neat. What's amazing to me is that they lack bones but still have enough muscles to move around with basically no leverage.
They're cool.

Josiah Garcia
Josiah Garcia

fried octopus is awesome. I especially love the tentacles.

Parker Ward
Parker Ward

Have you ever had dancing octopus? A huge amount of an octopuses "brain" is spread throughout it's body so even after it's "dead" the tentacles will move reactively, so asians eat them almost-raw because it adds a cool sensation. Every so often people die from it because the octopus moves around too much in their gut.
Dolphins have been known to die of this as well, which is why they bash octopuses against rocks before they eat them.

Ethan Perry
Ethan Perry

nope. something about food that's still moving doesn't seem right.

Henry Murphy
Henry Murphy

why are they cool? tell me about cephalopods

Gabriel Powell
Gabriel Powell

That one moves around a little too much for my taste but just a bit is good.
I generally like eating squid more than octopus though.

Asher Kelly
Asher Kelly

One of the cool things about cephlapods is that they've evolved to take advantage of very different environments. All cephalopods have a copper based blood rather than iron which mammals use. This is a really inefficient way to transport blood.
Octopuses have evolved to fight very quick, short fights rather then elongated ones when hunting. They also do very well in cold oxygen-rich waters, they often get largest in the pacific northwest and the the extreme north and south.
Squids on the other hand do very well in low-oxygen environments. They do this by moving in an incredibly efficient way, and also having 3 hearts to pump blood around. While octopuses can also do it, squids primary method of locomotion is using jet propulsion. I've seen it estimated that even giant squids only need 30 grams of protein a day to survive. They have a pretty slow metabolism.

Jordan Wood
Jordan Wood

that's fucking amazing. thanks for the cool info. any interesting documentaries on cephalopods?

Nicholas Lewis
Nicholas Lewis

This one is kind of informative but it doesn't have an awful lot of good footage. My first recommended viewing for cephalopods is the footage of giant squids because there are only a couple of them. I'll try to find them in a sec.

Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson

This is the first (only for now) footage of a giant squid acting "naturally".

Mason Rivera
Mason Rivera

This is the only footage of a giant squid filmed by a diver. It's a pretty young one. When giant squid get this near the surface it's pretty much dead. Something had to happen to it to get to water that warm, and at that point it's metabolism increases, it can't get blood moved around fast enough and it's pretty much going to die. So it's not acting as it should but it's still cool.

Joseph King
Joseph King

There are better documentaries about octopuses, this one has good footage with divers. I've never dove with a pacific octopus, which are supposed to be the most people-oriented cephalopods, but some of the big ones I've seen int he Caribbean will come check out people. They like to touch people with tentacles because they get a lot of sensory information like that, especially taste and texture. Giant pacific octopuses have been known to be curious about bubbles that come off of regulators and take them out of people's mouths, I've heard of people being drowned by curious ones.

Luis Collins
Luis Collins

This one is more about the intelligence of octopuses.

Carter Watson
Carter Watson

I would probably freak the fuck out if an octopus started touching me way down in the ocean

Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson

It kind of depends on circumstances. Most of the time you see them they're shy so you end up chasing them around to get a look at them, so after a few encounters like that's is kind of nice when one doesn't mind or engages with you.
The pacific ones are a little more sketchy because they're bigger, stronger and heavier.

Here's an octopus trying to mug somebody.

Gavin Johnson
Gavin Johnson

that was great. I wonder what happened to the speargun in the end though. did he get it back?

Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee

test

Oliver Wright
Oliver Wright

why is this thread not filled with tentacle hentai?

Justin Reyes
Justin Reyes

because anime belongs in the trash

Cameron Rogers
Cameron Rogers

have some non anime then

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

I'd hope so they're sort of expensive.
I've seen this before but haven't seen real sauce on it. I think it's a colossal squid though, they're pretty cool.
They're thought to be the heaviest invertebrates and have only been known to live around the antarctic ocean. It's been speculated that counting tentacles giant squid can get longer but as far as we know colossal are bigger.
I think tentacle hentai are kind of cool. There's something pretty hot to me about a cartoon girl being penetrated by an appendage that can feel, think and taste on its' own.

Aiden Baker
Aiden Baker

This is a model that's at yale's natural science museum, I used to go see it all the time when I was a kid I still think it's like the coolest thing ever.

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