archiemcphee:

Nothing says “Our love will last forever.” like a tiny gold squid encircling your ring finger. This tentacular little beauty was handmade by Portland, OR-based jeweler Cheyenne Weil of gin & butterflies. She custom-makes each Squid Wedding Band by hand-carving the ring in wax and then casting it using the lost-wax method.

"This ring is a highly detailed piece with the squid and water/wave design flowing all the way around the ring, leaving no particular part "up." It is a nice 8mm in width, over 2mm thick, and has a delicious weighty feel."

Click here for more information and then check out the rest of Cheyenne’s gin & butterflies shop.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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24
Feb

archiemcphee:

These awesome little cephalopods are Bobtail squid and they were photographed by diver and underwater photographer Todd Bretl. Todd’s stunning photos reveal the beautiful markings on the squids’ tentacular bodies and, we like to think, a bit of their respective personalities as well.

Bobtail squid primarily inhabit the shallow coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean and are closely related to cuttlefish. However they tend to have a rounder mantle than cuttlefish and have no cuttlebone. And when we describe them as little, we really mean it. The typical mantle length of a male bobtail squid measures being between 1 and 8& cm.

Visit Design Taxi to view more of Todd Bretl’s beguiling Bobtail squid.

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11
Oct
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8
Jan
crafty-cuttlefish:

The “proper” collective noun for a group of squid is a shoal. Wouldn’t a squad of squid be much cooler? Let’s make this happen, if people start using a squad to refer to a group of squid enough it will enter common usage. The internet has rdefined words before (santorum anyone?) so why not again?

crafty-cuttlefish:

The “proper” collective noun for a group of squid is a shoal. Wouldn’t a squad of squid be much cooler? Let’s make this happen, if people start using a squad to refer to a group of squid enough it will enter common usage. The internet has rdefined words before (santorum anyone?) so why not again?

Reblogged from crafty-cuttlefish
19
Nov

dailysciencething:

From Nature this morning: Researchers studied a series of photographs taken by Bob Hulse, an amateur photographer, of orange-back squid jumping out of the water.

Because they knew the intervals of time between each photo, O’Dor and his colleagues were able to estimate the squid’s…

Cephalopods still cooler than you in every conceivable way.

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21
Feb

archiemcphee:

Kawaii!! All hail the awesome Bobtail Squid! 

 Pictured above are Berry’s Bobtail Squid (Euprymna berryi), photo by Rokus Groeneveld, and a Striped Pyjama Squid (Sepioloidea lineolata), photo by Tony Brown.

ferrebeekeeper assembled a fascinating post all about Bobtail squid, who are closely related to another awesome creature, the cuttlefish:

With huge expressive eyes, tiny little tentacles, and opalescent skin, bobtail squids look like they were designed by a Sanrio artist having a strange day. Sepiolida cephalopods appear to be all head (they are also known as dumpling squid or stubby squid because of this shape)–and their large rounded navigation fins, which stick out like Dumbo’s ears only add to the impression.”

“There are approximately 70 known species of bobtail squid living in the shallow coastal waters from the Mediterranean, to the Indian Ocean, to the Pacific.  To quote the Tree of Life Website, “Members of the Sepiolida are short (mostly 2-8 cm), broad cephalopods with a rounded posterior mantle.” The animals are gifted hunters which eat shrimp, arthropods, and other small animals which they chomp apart with a horny beak at the center of their arms. During the day, bobtail squid bury themselves in the sand with only their eyes protruding and then they hunt at night.”

Visit ferrebeekeeper to learn more about and view more photos of the awesome bobtail squid!

So cute

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19
Feb
rainbowslowpoke:

Bobtail Squids (aka Dumpling squids) are one of the smallest species of squid, ranging from 1 to 8 centimetres in length. They are closely related to Cuttlefish, although they do not possess a cuttlebone.
They are also one of the cutest animals to ever exist.

rainbowslowpoke:

Bobtail Squids (aka Dumpling squids) are one of the smallest species of squid, ranging from 1 to 8 centimetres in length. They are closely related to Cuttlefish, although they do not possess a cuttlebone.

They are also one of the cutest animals to ever exist.

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7
Feb

archiemcphee:

New “Baby Squid” sculpture by nemomatic

This is the first piece completed in my new studio!

Check here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/3fn7hh5

D’awwwwww this is adorable.

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15
Oct