Today I get a free pass on my blog, because an article I wrote about giant squid came out at
Conservation efforts often rally around charismatic species like the African elephant or the bald eagle. Popular affection for these “flagship” animals can be leveraged into funding and political will. But who speaks for the 95 percent of Earth’s inhabitants without a backbone? No worm has the rock-star appeal of a Bengal tiger. 
Enter the giant squid.
Go read the rest!

This story has an interesting footnote. According to the editor of Miller-McCune,
Right now "giant squid" is the biggest search term bringing people to our site. While the numbers aren't huge, it does suggest the GS may in fact be a charismatic spokesbeast.
Quite interesting, indeed!

As for the title . . . sorry, is my geek showing?