[News]: National Geographic covers Colossal Squid story

Clem

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First they put out a swimsuit issue. Now this.

Clearly, yellow borders are no longer the mark of quality.
 

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Just a wee note on beaks (in light of Tony's earlier post). All squid and octopus have a single set of beaks. These are located at the base of the arms, inside the arm (brachial) crown, otherwise hidden from view when looking at a live animal.

They are referred to as the upper beak (the dorsal) and lower beak (ventral); the lower beak overlaps the upper beak (actually the reverse of a parrot).

The following images are of Architeuthis beaks, with the musculature of the buccal bulb (often, incorrectly, referred to as the buccal mass) removed.





 

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just wondering how silly/bored scientists in NZ must be... :)


happy to say, i finally got that thing off my head....

 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


See what National Geographic has inspired???? Kind of scarey!!!!!


Carol :mrgreen:



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Kat, how do you keep your office so tidy????????? Mine usually looks like a Messi went on a rampage though it :D Even down to bits of squid in bottles artistically dropped whereever I happened to be at the time :lol:

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