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http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/95066409.html

Yup. It's official. Nectocaris is no longer a bizarre creature that resembles a fish body with a shrimplike head.

Case of mistaken identity.

J/K SCIENCE IT'S ACTUALLY A PROTO-CEPHALOPOD.

which makes one wonder just how exactly does one mistake this:


Nectocaris pteryx a-la 2010.

for this


Nectocaris pteryx a-la 1976.

Man, what about 40 34 years of research do to a creature. Don't get me wrong - being a huge Cephalopod fan, I find the new interpretation adorable as all fuck - but it oddly feels like a downgrade - or at least like the Burgess Shale just royally trolled Science. But then, considering Anomalocaris was considered to be four distinctively different animals before they realized the pieces fit together... Eh.

... Whatever. It's still cute.
stellarwind: (Default)
[100]«Kalseng» Think about dogs (or cats, if you're a cat person [or squids, if you're Stel]) for a few seconds.
[100]«Kalseng» Just do it
[100]«Kalseng» You'll feel more relaxed afterwards.
[100]«Kalseng» I swear.
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That thinking positive and acting positive is bound to attract negative attention. >>;

(Maybe that explains why Emo Bishies are so fucking popular? >>)

Also, AWESOME SQUID.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081124-giant-squid-magnapinna.html

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