Thursday, April 30, 2009

There's MORE of them!

Some of you may recall that some time ago, we blogged about a cute overload octopus post. Googling for something else entirely unrelated, I have discovered the November 2008 National Geographic article from whence the cute little image came:
Many Octopuses Share Antarctic Ancestors, Research Finds
And there are MORE OF THEM!
Juvenile representatives of the Antarctic and deep-sea genera of octopuses. Clockwise from top left , (1) Pareledone charcoti, a shallow-water species from the Antarctica Peninsula, (2) Thaumeledone gunteri, a deep-water species endemic to South Georgia, (3) Adelieledone polymoprha, a species endemic to the western Antarctic, (4) Megaleledone setebos, a shallow-water circum-Antarctic species endemic to the Southern Ocean.
Photo credit: I. Everson (T. gunteri), M. Rauschert (M. setebos), L. Allcock (P. charcoti, A. polymorpha)

(photo borrowed from, with original credits)

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Tom Banwell said...

Hmmmm. Never thought I'd want to cuddle an octopus!

nullalux said...

What splendid critters!