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Kraken

I'm reading Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams. Learned that cephalopods have blue blood because it's copper-based instead of iron-based like mammalian blood. Is this sort of thing interesting to other people? I am a treasure trove of useless knowledge.

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aragorn
Feb. 19th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Speak of the devil, I was about to watch a documentary about them. Though I'll never not associate squids with House Greyjoy now. Such is the life of an ASOIAF fan.
annetten
Feb. 19th, 2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'd say that is the most interesting thing I've learned all week. Thanks!
cakmpls
Feb. 19th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
In his blog, security guru Bruce Schneier does a "squid blog" every Friday. Lots of interesting facts turn up there. So I did know about the copper-based blood.
eglantine_br
Feb. 19th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wonder what they get instead of anemia?
threemilechild
Feb. 19th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
Horseshoe crabs also have blue blood. (And some other actual crabs as well.)
kwanboa
Feb. 20th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
And when it bleeds out into the water, it turns white!
poto_heart
Feb. 19th, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
Everything about squid is interesting to me. I love cephalopods of all varieties! Here's a sadder one: most/all octopi species invariably develop dementia as they age, and die due to inability to care for themselves rather than their body breaking down.
gregoryogrieco
Feb. 19th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
sounds like a challange!
bet you would be fun to play in trivial pursuit..or did i just like uber-date myself?
xxweaponx
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Have you seen my Kraken leg tattoo? It's on FB. Check it out!
dracsdaughter
Feb. 20th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
I've read that book and enjoyed it immensely. Such tentacle-filled knowledge!
dmsherwood53
Mar. 1st, 2013 01:33 pm (UTC)
About Sqiud
JACK COHEN - the biologist who specialiss in Animal Sexuality Has done experiments on Octopuses generally & concludes their about as intelligent as Dogs. Theorises that their locket into a biologica;l ded end as they have no society at all (just 10 minutes contact when mating
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