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Cephalopod Awareness Days: Cause for Celebration

October 6, 2013
Photoshopped image of of a blue-ringed octopus flying over a field. Image created by Trish Weaver using source images from http://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=42785 and http://animal-backgrounds.com/octopus/octopus-hd-wallpaper-2.html Please note that octopuses do not actually fly. This is just one of my flights of fancy

Photoshopped image of of a blue-ringed octopus flying over a field. Image created by Trish Weaver using source images from http://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=42785 and http://animal-backgrounds.com/octopus/octopus-hd-wallpaper-2.html Please note that octopuses do not actually fly. This is just one of my flights of fancy.

Greetings Blogophiles! Once again it is almost time to wave your tentacles in the air like you just don’t care and give a many-armed salute to our cephalopod friends. You guessed it…International Cephalopod Awareness Days is coming soon! October 8th through the 12th, a celebration of octopuses, squid, cuttlefish, nautiloids, and all the other wonderful mollusks that have their feet (technically arms) near their heads. Already giant squid (Architeuthis dux) are washing themselves ashore in anticipation. What? You were not aware of this celebration? Don’t feel bad, it’s not like this is an actual holiday with time off, festive decorations or obligatory gift giving. As far as I’m aware, there are no activities planned at the Museum for this auspicious occasion. That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Here are a few guidelines … not that I have any intention of following them, but you could.

October 8: Octopus Day
October 9: Nautilus Day
October 10: Squid & Cuttlefish Day
October 11: Myths & Legends Day
October 12: Fossil Day

Over the next few days I will be writing a series of blogs all about the cephalopods we have hidden in the Museum. Please join me as I ink about them. Until then, please feel free to octopi your time by reading last year’s blogs, watching cephalopod videos, making artwork, or cooking yourself a nice flavorful plate of calamari.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dick webb permalink
    October 6, 2013 5:13 pm

    Perhaps we should all celebrate by wearing a squid costume!

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