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tonmo
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With good cause, the past 20 years has seen an explosion of articles, publications and books dealing with the impacts of climate change. Wolfgang Grulke's beautifully illustrated Beyond Extinction: The Eternal Ocean - Climate change & the continuity of life explores the organisms throughout...
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Jul 26, 2019
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Steve O'Shea
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A Guide to Frequently Used Characters, Character States and Measures Last updated: 11/27/02 Frequently cited anatomical characters, structures, organ systems, measures and ratios employed in descriptions of cirrate and incirrate octopods are depicted in figures 1-6: Figure 1 (click image...
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Nov 27, 2002
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tonmo
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The following PDF files were contributed to TONMO over the years for sharing with the community. Summary of files Estimating age and growth rate in Architeuthis dux Steve O’Shea Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand Caoimhghin Ó Maolagáin, National Institute of...
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neuropteris
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By Andy Tenny (neuropteris) The Yorkshire Coast of England exposes a series of marine and terrestrial rocks ranging in age from the lower Jurassic at Cleveland in the north through to the chalk of the Upper Cretaceous at Flamborough Head in the South. Many of these formations are highly...
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Nov 21, 2004
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Phil
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Note: Phil welcomes discussion on this article in the Cephalopod Fossils forum. Vampyroteuthis infernalis One of the most interesting, popular, and intriguing of all living cephalopods is that of Vampyroteuthis, the Vampire Squid. To follow is a brief look at this 'living fossil', its...
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Nov 29, 2005
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Nancy
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Two TONMO.com moderators met face to face in the autumn of 2002: Colin Dunlop traveled from Scotland to Texas to help Nancy King set up her saltwater aquarium and to accompany Nancy and her husband Bill to Galveston, where Colin and Nancy visited the National Research Center for Cephalopods...
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Colin Dunlop and Nancy King
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Dec 16, 2002
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Nancy
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By Nancy King, 2003 What Is Octopus Ink? Inking Octopus by Steve O'Shea The ink of the octopus, or any cephalopod, is composed of highly concentrated melanin. This is the same dark pigment that we humans have, and which is responsible for skin color and the color of dark hair. It is a natural...
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Jun 1, 2003
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Neogonodactylus
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Just in time for Valentine's Day 2012, Dr. Roy Caldwell shared some astonishing photos of two mating A. aculeatus. Note that these images are very rare and the quality is high. Photos may not be reused without permission Sea of Love An Abdopus aculeatus male perches on a rock keeping an eye...
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Dr. Roy Caldwell, Tony Morelli
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Feb 14, 2012
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Steve O'Shea
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An analysis of the size of the largest cephalopods: Architeuthis and Mesonychoteuthis Authored by Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Kat Bolstad Steve and Kat are members of the TONMO staff. You can communicate with them both in our Cephalopod Science forums. INTRODUCTION TO FACT SHEETS To ensure...
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Apr 6, 2008
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Architeuthoceras
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Covering Terminology used in the Description of Externally Shelled Cephalopods (Nautiloids and Ammonoids) By Kevin Bylund Note: Kevin welcomes discussion on this article in the Cephalopod Fossils forum. The structure secreted by the mantle of cephalopods for protection or neutral buoyancy is...
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Jan 1, 2005
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corw314
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By Carol Sauer (corw314) Editor's Note: Carol created this article for Jersey Pets Magazine (Editor: Lisa A. Kelley). Lisa's Website can be visited at www.jerseypetsmagazine.com. The article is slated to be published in their Jan/Feb issue. Thanks to Jersey Pets Magazine for spreading the good...
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Mar 15, 2003
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CaptFish
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I'm writing this article to document the result of adding an octopus to an established fish tank. On April 15, 2009 I caught a batch of six newly hatched O. briareus from one of my commercial stone crab traps in Biscayne Bay Miami, Florida. All six juveniles were placed into a fully-stocked 125...
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Mar 7, 2013
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Nancy
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Things to Think About Before You Get An Octopus as a Pet by Nancy King Nancy is a member of the TONMO.com staff -- you can discuss cephalopods with her and fellow TONMOers in our Octopus Care forum. Keeping an octopus is fun and interesting, but an octopus is not the easiest pet to own. You...
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Mar 1, 2004
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