Eight legs. Eight sexy, sexy legs.
Ah, squids. I've had a cephalopod interest for a long time. Back at Berkeley one of my main positions at the Berkeley Science Review
was covering the cephalopod beat, and since coming to DC I've reconnected with my old scoutmaster, world-renowed cephalopodologist Clyde Roper
. It turns out this web thingie has quite a bit in the way of tasty squid facts, which I'm sure you'd like to know.
Neither BSR nor Clyde Roper endorse any of these sites, but they probably should.
First of all, Pharyngula
has probably the most comprehensive cephalopod sex site on the web, which is really saying a lot. squidblog
is light on the sex but has some great cephalopod news and science. Bruce Schneier
at least does a little squid sex blogging, as does collision detection
(accidental gay giant squid sex really is pretty hot). For videos (yes, you can look at these at work) CephBase
is pretty amazing, but be prepared to search by taxa. It looks like Apostropher
gets into the cuttlefish action a bit. You can watch baby squid live on squidcam
. And for those who might have let their paper subscription lapse, there's always The Octopus News Magazine Online
, a treasure trove and a great site for octopus (and general cephalopod) discussion fora. There is a National Resource Center for Cephalopods
, in case you were wondering. James Woods of The Cephalopod Page has studied how long octopi play with various toys
(which is reminiscent of Prof. Roy Caldwell's video of a stomatopod solving a Rubik's Cube
). And finally (for now) there is a Flickr photo pool
not only for cephalopodia, but specifically for members of the subclass Coleoidea. Er, pictures of them, that is.