Report on the Cephalopoda

I think everybody should check out the Challenger Reports, especially Zoology Report #44: Report on the Cephalopoda (graciously prepared and maintained by Dr. David Bossard) to read their species descriptions and see some beautiful illustrations like this:

The Challenger Expedition was one of the great early oceanographic expeditions; it’s worth reading if you’re into history or marine biology or both!

Thanks for reading!


  1. When I was working at the BBSR I managed to convince a curator to open up the cabinet and let me read through some of the original Zoology Report copies. That was six hours well spent.

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