Tagged: octopus

Octopus and squid populations are booming – here’s why - Guest Work

Guest Author May 25, 2016

By Alexander Arkhipkin, University of Aberdeen Squid, octopus and cuttlefish populations are booming across the world. These fast-growing, adaptable creatures are perfectly equipped to exploit the gaps left by extreme climate changes and overfishing, according to a study colleagues and I published in the journal Current Biology. Humans have reached and in many cases surpassed sustainable fishing … Read More

Happy World Octopus Day! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 09, 2013

Today is, apparently, the tenth annual World Octopus Day. So, I figured you’d all enjoy this fun infographic, courtesy of the National Aquarium. And what better time to go and read this stunning article about these stunning creatures (my favourite form of the plural), and, if you live in Wellington, make a date to go meet the octopodes at the … Read More

Camouflage - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 18, 2013

Last week Alison tagged me* in a post where an artist had used his hands to present animals. In his work, the artist had effectively camouflaged his hands - at a glance we see the animal. In response to Alison’s post, here’s a video of animals that change their camouflage in response to … Read More

TOSP Episode 8: October 31st 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 31, 2011

Featuring something ever so slightly different this week. Elf, as previously mentioned, is away for a couple of weeks (somewhere in the Pacific, possibly)? So aimee invited friend, and the g33k show co-host Chelfyn Baxter onto the podcast. This week, we covered the very real possibility of a functional malarial vaccine, carbon … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Butterfly that Stamped - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 12, 2011

I wanted to use my first post to welcome one of our national symbols to the folds of nanoscience! Say hello to Eudyptula minor, Korora in Maori or the Little Blue Penguin to its friends. Little Blue Penguin These quirky little critters have just been shown, by a group from Yale and Akron Universities (sadly without any Kiwi institutions contributing), … Read More