Echinodermata! Starfish! Sea Urchins! Sea Cucumbers! Stone Lillies! Feather Stars! Blastozoans! Sea Daisies!
Marine invertebrates found throughout the world's oceans with a rich and ancient fossil legacy. Their biology and evolution includes a wide range of crazy and wonderful things. Let me share those things with YOU!
Paris! The city of lights? Or the city of the Octopus?
October 26, 2013. UPDATED with more!
PARIS! I've just arrived and hard at work with my colleagues at the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle! But this week has been crazy. Wi-fi down, taking care of last minute projects and so forth on top of travel and jet lag.
So this week the blog is about a curious set of street art I've seen. OCTOPUSES all around Paris!
These are often painted or posted surreptitiously around Paris in strange corners and rarely travelled nooks around the city. Based on the arm length and overall appearance they appear to most closely resemble the "dumbo" octopus -something like Grimpateuthis or Opisthoteuthis but I'm pretty sure the artist has mainly taken the image from his own imagination...