Cephalopod Week Wrap-Up
During our second annual Cephalopod Week, we celebrated octopus, cuttlefish, and all things tentacled. SciFri community manager Brandon Echter rounds up the highlights from the week-long cephaloparty. And SciFri education manager Ariel Zych and biologist Chuck Fisher join us from the exploration vessel Nautilus. They talk about the hydrothermal vent ecosystems along the Galápagos Rift region that they’ve observed while aboard the ship.
Last night witnessed what may be one of the longest giant tube worm casings collected at 12′ 9″ (Aboard @EVNautilus) pic.twitter.com/hRd7fldSKm
— Ariel Zych (@Arieloquent) June 21, 2015
With every donation of $8 (for every day of Cephalopod Week), you can sponsor a different illustrated cephalopod. The cephalopod badge along with your first name and city will be a part of our Sea of Supporters!
Brandon Echter was Science Friday’s digital managing editor. He loves space, sloths, and cephalopods, and his aesthetic is “cultivated schlub.”
Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s director of audience. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.
Chuck Fisher is co-lead scientist on E/V Nautilus and a biology professor at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Chris Payne is a senior aquarist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California.
Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.