Three Hearts, Eight Arms, Can’t Lose: Cephalopod Week 2018
Let’s get kraken.
Every year, during the third week in June, we take time to honor those mighty cephalopods, the clever mysterious creatures that, as professor of neurology Frank Grasso once said, are the closest things to alien intelligence on Earth. Thousands of you all over the world join the cephalo-bration by reading, watching, sharing, and getting together with your fellow cephalo-fans.
This year, we have a whole, well, octopus city of great new stories, videos, and events for you. For the next eight days, we’re going to dive deep with these amazing animals. Join us and learn about the paper nautilus that’s neither paper nor a nautilus, the Hawaiian bobtail squids and their unlikely BFF, the inky link between octopuses and the early days of underwater photography, a special undersea puppet show, and much more.
Have an octopus tattoo? A favorite fact about the Humboldt squid? Some adorabilis art? The easiest way to dive right in is to share it on social media. It’s super easy to join!
Need more cephalopods? This year, we’re celebrating all eight days of Cephalopod Week by highlighting one of our favorites every day. Kick off your day right by signing up to get a special text message with an octo-fact directly from Science Friday.
You can sign up by texting the word cephalopod to 917-242-4070
Science Friday is teaming up with Atlas Obscura for a series of ceph-centric events stretching across the nation! In seven cities, we’ll screen four short films produced by Science Friday, followed by conversations, performances, activities, and other geeky fun. Find out if the tentacled madness is coming to your city, and grab your tickets before they wind up in someone else’s arms.
As always, we’re planning on sharing some great new stories for Cephalopod Week. You can check them out below—and keep checking back! We’ll be adding our stories as the week goes on.
Bacteria + Bobtail Squid = BFF
This tiny squid works with bacteria to camouflage itself.
Will cephalopods one day be as ubiquitous in labs as mice and fruit flies?
And, as always, you can check out some of our older stories in the Cephalopod Week spotlight.
Now, let’s get squiddy with it!