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Waving Hello with Many Arms

InkfishBy Elizabeth PrestonJan 23, 2014 2:45 PM

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Hello! In reality I can wave with only two arms, but don’t mistake my lack of appendages for indifference—I’m thrilled to be joining the Discover blog network today. “Inkfish” is another name for cephalopods, the wily sea creatures that include octopuses, cuttlefish and squid. Inkfish is a science blog with its arms all over the place, from oceans to anthills and from prehistory to your doctor’s office. Occasionally it escapes from the tank and ends up someplace weird with a stomach full of aquarium fish. I’ll be back here soon with new stories to share. In the meantime you can get to know Inkfish by browsing through my archives or checking out some of these favorite posts: Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Castrate a HippoHow Many Continents Does Katy Perry’s “Roar” Video Take Place On Simultaneously?How Science Education Changes Your Drawing StyleMath Shows Penguins Only Care About Themselves11 People Trace Synesthesia to One Set of Alphabet MagnetsThe Shambulance: 5 Reasons Not to “Cleanse” Your Colon Many thanks to Discover for inviting me into a new undersea lair. Thanks also to longtime readers for helping me crawl here, and to new readers for joining us. I don’t know where we’ll go next but I can’t wait to see it.

Image: Hooded cuttlefish by Silke Baron (via Flickr).

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