This is a shameless cross-post from Rebreatherworld, but this video is too cool to not share.
Bioluminescence & Cephalopods
That was really good. Thanks for posting.
That last one was pretty incredible...
I have seen the SD version also.
I think these animals are amazing. With cuttlefish, they have 3 hearts pumping hemocyanin (copper protein) based blood, a poor oxygen transporter, hence the need for 3 hearts, and they have layers of pattern producing cells- chromatophores, leucophores, and iridophores.
I do believe though that the class cephalopods is pronounced "Kef-uh-low-pod", not Sef-uh-low-pod. Kephale is ancient Greek for"head" so cephalopod gives us "head-foot".
I think videos like these and excellent presenters like the gentleman in the video morph entertainment with ocean ecology and bring it to the masses, and that is always a good thing.
The various cephalopod morphing footage by Roger Hanlon, as shown in the David Gallo talk, are discussed in this interesting article:
Why Not Morph? What cephalopods can teach us about language.
By Jaron Lanier. Discover, April 2006.
...lie gently and wide to the light-year
stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.
From First Lesson by Philip Booth
ceph·a·lo·pod // Audio Help /ˈsɛfələˌpɒd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sef-uh-luh-pod]
Everything is always okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Just call them "Taco".
Procrastination is like masterbation...it's all fun and games until you realize your just screwing yourself!!
Well, they also mispronounce the Boston basketball team as the Boston Sel-ticks" instead of the proper Gaelic "Kel-Ticks".
What amazing animals cuttelfish are....
Thanks for the video. I just saw it yesterday, only to also find out that Roger Hanlon (responsible for the second half of the videos) is coming here to MIT today to give a talk on cephalapods camouflage.