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Delightful Diversions February 6, 2011

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Books, Octopus, Photography.
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The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss is a beautiful coffee-table book consisting of two hundred photos of extraordinary critters of the benthic persuasion.  I will only show octopi, since they are among my favorite creatures, but you can see from the photosglowing sucker octopus (stauroteuthis syrtensis)

the quality of the images is splendid (and remember, these are the crappy low-resolution web-available images).  In terms of crowd-pleasing, this book has done pretty well: on Amazon it is rated five stars with eighty-one reviewers.telescope octopus (Amphitreus pelagicus)

The trouble with such an enterprise is, of course, our stunning ignorance of the vasty deep.  What the hell is this?What the hell is this

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