Kaptein Nemos Nemesis

er tittelen på en god innføringsartikkel om kjempeblekkspruter på nettstedet til Royal British Columbia Museum. Utgangspunktet er dette avsnittet fra Jules Vernes En verdensomseiling under havet (Gutenberg-fritekst på engelsk):

Before my eyes was a horrible monster, worthy to figure in the legends of the marvellous. It was an immense cuttle-fish, being eight yards long. It swam cross-ways in the direction of the Nautilus with great speed, watching us with its enormous staring green eyes. Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head, that have given the name of cephalopod to these animals, were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies’ hair…

Godt skildret, men litt for negativt. I mine øyne ville verden være et bedre sted om blekksprutene styrte.

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