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Great post, Josh. I want that t-shirt. Via the Chicago Blog, a venture of the U. of C. Press, I learned this week that Discovery magazine placed a whole series of photographs from the book "The Deep" online. Discovery identifies your Tweetyish friend as a "Dumbo Octopus," which sounds a shade disrespectful.
This fellow also caught my eye. Hard to wrap your mind around the fact it's it's 6 feet long, teeth to tail, and has been known to forage for food on land.
*Okay, it's three inches long. And abyss-bound.