Messy: is this pic for real?

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  1. skood

    skood Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hi everyone

    Apologies if this is old hat, but does anyone know if this Mesonychoteuthis photo is for real? It's featured in Mark Carwardine's forthcoming book, "Extreme Nature", but I don't know anything more about it.

    Link: http://uncarved.org/blog/?p=708
     
  2. CapnNemo

    CapnNemo Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Hallo Fellow UK Cephfan.

    Sorry mate, it's not, it was built for the Animal Face Off series. However, it's pretty accurate as far as we know, Kat and Dr Steve advised on the anatomy. There was a thread quite recently about this. Somewhere, I'll see if I can find it for you.

    Here, try this http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/4726/
     
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    skood Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Ta!

    Thanks, Nemo :wink:

    I thought I'd seen that goggling eye somewhere before!
     
  4. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    :shock: That's quite a freaky pic though. I'm just wondering about that eye... is there not a species of squid that has one huge eys and one tiny eye? They both serve purpose of usage at different water depths... or something...
    Graeme- Sounding a bit like a fool now!
     
  5. skood

    skood Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Riiight. "Blind idiot god" What?
     
  7. CapnNemo

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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    oh...*is enlighted* But in the article, did the author mix it up or did I mix up and thought he mixed up?
     
  9. Graeme

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    Yeah, I think that's it, although I don't remember it being so stocky-looking.

    Yay, another "Cthulhu Cultist"!! Yeah, dude that's kinda what I thought. Azathoth is described as being blind and imbicelic, right? Just basically a huge nuclear mass. Basically Cthulhu looks like my Avatar, because it IS Cthulhu; my plush Cthulhu :grin:

    Graeme- Servitor to the Great Old One
     
  10. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    No, you're totally right. He got it all mixed up.

    See!? Most kinds of trouble start of as fun!

    Graeme- by the way, is it wrong to double-post here? I'm just wondering 'cuse some forums look down on it.
     
  11. erich orser

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    If you actually have something to share with us all, and you DO - believe me, you DO, Mr. Cthulhu Avatar - double-posts are fine. None of us make a habit of it or anything like that, but don't worry.

    Have you visited www.eatenbysquid.com?

    I do this little show, you see...
     
  12. Fujisawas Sake

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    "Blind Idiot God"? :mad: :cthulhu:

    HERESY!

    I should go there and slap the writer with all the power of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    Ia ia, Cthulhu ftagn!
     
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    Eric,

    You redefine the term "badass". :band:

    John
     
  14. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    There is, in fact, a whole family - the Histioteuthidae - with asymmetric eyes. Maybe one of the other species looks more similar to the one you were thinking of? And there are several references on possible functions of the different eyes (just pulled these up on CephBase):

    Young, R.E. 1975. Function of the dimorphic eyes in the midwater squid Histioteuthis dofleini. Pacific Science 29(2): 211-218.

    Wentworth, S.L.; Muntz, W.R.A. 1989. Asymmetries in the sense organs and central nervous system of the squid Histioteuthis. Journal of Zoology, London. 219: 607-619.

    Bitjukova Y.E.; Zuev, G.V. 1975. Evolution of squids of the family Histioteuthidae in relation to peculiarities of vision. Malacological Review. 11: 129-130.
     
  15. Graeme

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    YARGH! it's wossisname! The eyeball!!! The eyeball covered in tentacles!!
    No, I'm NOT raving! Seriously, tis another Mythos god

    Ah, quite a handy site is Cephbase. Not always totally helpful regarding questions, but good taxonomic info there! I prefer this place, you get questions and queries answered properly!

    Graeme- I'm not kissing anus here, I'm just sayin' it like it is.
     

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