Hello Octosquid Good-bye

I couldn’t be a cephalopod fan without being excited about the discovery of the octosquid off of Hawaii. This seeming half octopus, half squid will lead to much interesting speculation. And it’s a beautiful creature, too.

I could wish, though, that we could discover these creatures in circumstances other than them being accidental catches, recovered only to die. What if killing this one was enough to endanger the entire species?

Ah well. A bittersweet moment.


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