I have been very remiss in keeping both you and me up to date with mollusk news, so here are a few good things going on in the world.
1. A new glow in the dark squid species discovered! This one’s 70cm long and is bright red with its light producing organs. That’s simply incredible.
2. Speaking of glow in the dark squid, the simply adorable Hawaiian bobtail squid is featured in this here video, being cute and glowy.
3. Thanks to ROVs visiting whale carcasses on the ocean floor, some new species of bone eating snails have been discovered. Whether or not they use symbiotic bacteria to digest bone is an open (and very cool) question.
4. On the design side of things, how about a prosthetic limb modeled after a tentacle? This seems a little creepy, but not really any moreso than a hook, and certainly quite functional!