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20-04-2017, 04:21 PM
What's wrong with this picture
[Image: zf47irn8ibsy.jpg]

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20-04-2017, 04:31 PM
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Apparently, it's venomous? But so gorgeous! I keep saying that if we manage to win the ultimate Darwin award and obliterate ourselves from the face of the earth (I hope we don't!), I'm betting that the cephalopods shall inherit the earth (am certainly rooting for them)

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20-04-2017, 04:46 PM
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Famous last words: Hey guys, look at this little cutie!

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20-04-2017, 04:49 PM
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(20-04-2017 04:21 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  [Image: zf47irn8ibsy.jpg]


It's a bit undercooked.
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20-04-2017, 04:50 PM
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The Blue ringed octopus delivers a very painful bite. I've been lucky to photograph them in the Pacific mating, very cool as they quickly change colors and intensity to attract each other.

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20-04-2017, 04:52 PM
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Sadly, cephalopods have a short lifespan and pre-programmed death after mating which really limits their capacity develop their sentience much further. A shame really becase you just know that they'd have truly fascinating philosophy and religion.

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20-04-2017, 04:58 PM
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(20-04-2017 04:52 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Sadly, cephalopods have a short lifespan and pre-programmed death after mating which really limits their capacity develop their sentience much further. A shame really becase you just know that they'd have truly fascinating philosophy and religion.
Yep, no inherited information. If the dad would feed the mom while she's guarding the eggs they might get along faster.
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20-04-2017, 04:58 PM
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(20-04-2017 04:50 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  The Blue ringed octopus delivers a very painful bite.

Painful is the least of your worries. That little bastard packs enough tetrodotoxin to bring down you and 18 of your closest friends.

Beautiful as a brightly coloured warning label.

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20-04-2017, 05:13 PM
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(20-04-2017 04:50 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  they quickly change colors and intensity to attract each other.

Well, we change colour, too. Though we're mostly limited to different shades of red Blush

(20-04-2017 04:52 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  A shame really becase you just know that they'd have truly fascinating philosophy and religion.

Or - dare I say it? - no religion, even? You know, above us only sky and all that jazz (or Liverpudlian rock, in this case Rolleyes )

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20-04-2017, 06:30 PM
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(20-04-2017 04:58 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  
(20-04-2017 04:50 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  The Blue ringed octopus delivers a very painful bite.

Painful is the least of your worries. That little bastard packs enough tetrodotoxin to bring down you and 18 of your closest friends.

Beautiful as a brightly coloured warning label.

They aren't the only sea creatures that sport tetrodotoxin, many pufferfish fish do as well. In fact Haitian zombie powder is made from the dried organs of pufferfish!

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