the deep ocean. Octopus legs look like roots of a tree...Kinda interesting that the function of the tentacles on those legs are similar to those of a root of tree.

the deep ocean. Octopus legs look like roots of a tree.Kinda interesting that the function of the tentacles on those legs are similar to those of a root of tree. TTHATS A SQUID ISNT IT

Cuttle fish in a lovely blue and black coat. Do cuttlefish have coats? I guess they have skins.

Hummingbird Bobtail Squid (Euprymna berryi) found in the tropical waters of the…

Luminous Bobtail Squid

Photos of the Luminous Bobtail Squid

Last year underwater photographer Todd Bretl took some delightful photos of bobtail squid showing off their bioluminescent abilities off the coast of the P

A juvenile squid as shot during a nightdive at the south-coast of Turkey.

A juvenile squid as photographed during a nightdive at the south-coast of Turkey.

Who knew a baby cuttlefish was so cute...and the octopus....adorbs.

Cephalopods, Cuttlefish and Deep Sea Octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica)

Bobtail Squids (aka Dumpling squids) are one of the smallest species of squid, ranging from 1 to 8 centimetres in length. They are closely related to Cuttlefish, although they do not possess a cuttlebone.    They are also one of the cutest animals to ever exist.

Bobtail Squids (aka Dumpling squids) are one of the smallest species of squid, ranging from 1 to 8 centimeters in length. I didn't know whether or not to put this in the nature category or cute animals category, but I think this is too cute to pass up.

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Who needs special fish recipes for kids anyway? Smaller kids and fussy ones need child-friendly fish dishes.

Hummingbird bobtail squid. Euprymna berryi. These iridescent squid maintain their stunning glow with the help of bacteria. It's light organs contain special filters that can alter the wavelength of the luminescent light to match that of moon- or starlight, which beams down on the ocean when it comes out to hunt.

Hummingbird Bobtail Squid / These iridescent squid maintain their stunning glow with the help of bacteria.

Bobtail squid (glows in the dark)

According to New Scientist, the (adorable) bobtail squid will be riding on the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour.Scientists want to study the effect of microgravity on the bacteria that help the squid glow.

Behold the Flapjack Octopus! Does this octopus look familiar? The “flapjack octopus” is a rarely observed, deep-sea species.

This handout photo from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows the flapjack octopus, which scientists may call "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis"

Native to the islands of Hawaii and the Central Pacific Ocean, the Bobtail Squid uses bioluminescence to camouflage itself by matching  its underside to the shade of light illuminating the water above it.  Though the  light is generated by the colonies of luminous bacteria housed in the squid’s organs, the host squid can control the direction and the brightness of the flashes of light.

Bobtail squid (order Sepiolida) is a small squid which harbours Vibrio fischeri, a symbiotic bioluminescent bacteria in its light organ for counter-shading purposes.

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