Cephalopod Week, which started on June 20, 2014, brought out the best of our soft-bodied companions, and lots of people got into the fun on Twitter. Highlights include:
- The obligatory game of find the octopus.
- An interview and footage on Vampyroteuthis infernalis — the vampire squid from hell. (Note: Not really a vampire. And also not really a squid.)
- An adorable tentacles Pinterest board from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- Scientists ask “What happens when you play music through a squid?” And answer with this video.
- The Oceanic Society reminds everyone of a few good mollusks. (Sidenote: Yes, Cephalopods are mollusks! Just like sea shells. Only instead of hard outer shells, they often have creepy beaks.)
The Bottom Line: Cephalopod Week was great! I would love to see more special showcase weeks like this. In other news, I can now spell Cephalopod right on the first try every time. See more content from Science Friday here or check out the #CephalopodWeek tag on Twitter.
Did I miss your favorite moment from Cephalopod Week? Give it a shoutout in the comments!