Like a kraken rising from the depths (or a cuttlefish emerging from the sand), Cephalopod Week is back!
Every year, during the third week in June, we take time to honor those mighty cephalopods, the clever mysterious creatures that, as professor of neurology Frank Grasso once said, are the closest things to alien intelligence on Earth. Thousands of you all over the world join the cephalo-bration by reading, watching, sharing, and getting together with your fellow cephalo-fans.
This year, we have a whole, well, octopus city of great new stories, videos, and events for you. For the next eight days, we’re going to dive deep with these amazing animals. Join us and learn about the paper nautilus that’s neither paper nor a nautilus, the Hawaiian bobtail squids and their unlikely BFF, the inky link between octopuses and the early days of underwater photography, a special undersea puppet show, and much more.
How To Join The Cephalo-Fun:
Party On Social Media #CephalopodWeekHave an octopus tattoo? A favorite fact about the Humboldt squid? Some adorabilis art? The easiest way to dive right in is to share it on social media. It’s super easy to join!
This year, Science Friday is hosting a special Cephalopod Week Facebook Group so you can all participate in the squiddy goodness. Join here.
We’ll also be beaking out about cephalopods on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CephalopodWeek.
Read more here.
Text Source: Three Hearts, Eight Arms, Can’t Lose: Cephalopod Week 2018
Image Source: Jeff VanderMeer’s City of Saints and Madmen and “Jeff VanderMeer: Science-Fiction City”