Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tiny cephalopods with venom you can't freeze

A bit late on the uptake I know. But in case you don't follow us on Twitter, its really our duty to mention (even a week late) the discovery of this tiny octopus from Antarctica. Its venom works in sup-zero temperatures. Maybe some day we'll be posting about the medicine someone has derived from this itty bitty cephalopod.

Photo: An Adelieledone polymorpha, one of the four newly discovered octopus species. Credit: University of Melbourne / Reuters (taken from LA Times Article linked above)