I'm at a conference. It's keeping me busy. Today my friend and fellow conspirator^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H grad student Julie gave an awesome talk about Humboldt squid in the California Current.

Also, there were three talks about octopuses! One of my favorite things about this conference is that every year the Alaskan Octopus Contingent shows up with new findings about the behavior and ecology of the Giant Pacific Octopus--the very species I blame for instigating a childhood cephalopod obsession that made me the grad student I am today.

It may even have been this very octopus, from the Monterey Bay Aqaurium:


Giant octopus, I blame you!