19 May 2010

Stealin’ the glory

There’s a very cool story about argonaut octopuses making the news wire rounds, arising from this new paper. Summaries of this exciting science can be found at Not Exactly Rocket Science and New Scientist.

Then, there’s this story:

Just one problem.

That’s not an argonaut.

It’s a nautilus.

Note the resemblance of the shell to this:

And not to this:

It’s like reporting the results of a horse race with a picture of donkey.

Additional: Wow! It got fixed! Go go mob of angry cephalopod fans! And now there’s video, too!

Argonaut shell from mrpbps on Flickr. Nautilus from PacificKlaus on Flickr. Both are used under a Creative Commons license.

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