This is the 1st International Cephalopod Awareness Day, organized by none other than Jason of the Cephalopodcast blog. Keep posted at that website for a running list of Cephalopod Awareness posts during the day. It is bound to be a Squidtastic day for all! It is today (10/8) for what I hope are obvious reasons. If not so obvious... squid are 10-tentacled and octopus are 8-tentacled. These are beautiful and fascinating creatures that are deserving of their own day. Not only are the behavioural and physiologically complex, but they taste great too!
I will be posting random factoids and miscellania today to increase Cephalopod Awareness. A much needed issue in today's world. To get you started take a peak at several my past cephalod posts:
Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!
Possible giant squid skeleton??
The Last Common Ancestor Between Squid and Octopus
Squid Cartoons! Here and Here
Squid Double Whammy! Synonymy and Humboldt Squid's Range Expansion Fuels Taco del Mar's Squid Tacos
There was a podcast by the Bayblab folk featuring my song Big Dead Squid
You can check out my Cephalopod Pirate Flag for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Arrr!)
Mysterious Cephalod of the sea