Saturday, May 26, 2007

Dumbo Octopus






The Dumbo Octopus, looking like a child's squeeze toy.

Bizarre species from as far down as four and half miles.

From “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” by Claire Nouvian/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

And below...



















The Dumbo Octopus tee-shirt from McSweeney's. Cost $22.
theteach

4 comments:

Anne said...

Lol! Sometimes I can be pretty ditzy - I thought maybe the woman in the picture was a dumbo, and the other thing was the octopus! Silly me. :D
I see now, the animal is called a dumbo octopus! Cute little fellow. I just learned something new - thanks.

Anne said...

Now I'm confused. Is the woman in the picture you, or the author of the book? Or are you the author of the book? In any case, nobody's a dumbo except the octopus... and possibly me. Lol!

the teach said...

Anne, the woman in the photo is me! Sorry I confused you...

And I'm not the author of the book...

Anne said...

Oh, I see. That clears things up a lot! Lol.
I hope you're having a great weekend.