An Open Letter To This Squid And This Octopus

by Amy Lindorff

Dear Onychoteuthis banksii squid and Japetella heathi octopus,

How hard would it be to have one of you as a pet?

Animals like you guys are why science in general and biology specifically is so awesome. I wish my nervous system could control what color I am and that I could shoot light from my stomach. That is kick ass.

Love, Amy

P.S. Maybe I will be a “visual ecologist” when I grow up. What do you think? Want to be friends?