Author: DrPusSea

KRAKEN NEWS – Halloween Edition

This is a tale of Kraken Horrors on Halloween Crikey! It’s been a while since we had a Kraken News Update… Our lair mate DrPusSea has spent the last few months finishing up her 7-year global research project on “Behaviour Change in Demand-Side Management“. She finally got it signed off, but not after flying around the world being busy talking…

KRAKEN NEWS Valentine’s edition

This is a tale of Kraken Science, Art & Games on Valentine’s Day Hear ye, hear ye: Science for Valentine’s Day! Learn all about microbial symbionts, invisibility cloaks and Kraken romance in the moonlight. Then there was the sad tale of Gilligan, the silly dolphin who never learned how to eat a Kraken without getting choked to death. We will…

Smiting Snowmanity!

This is the tale where Dread Lord Cthulhu smites snowmanity in Antarctica It is well-known that Dread Lord Cthulhu and the Kraken’s main biz is to smite humanity for its arrogance and hubris [read all about it on the “Kraken mythology I” blog]. We now also know that they were recently released during the largest all-female (scientist) expedition to Antarctica to…

Vampire squids from HELL! And other cool Kraken news

Kraken News this week mainly showcases footage of fearsome tentacled critters, in all their suckered glory. Let’s start with the awe-inspiring Vampire squids from hell. What? There are Vampire Squids in hell? Well, no. But you can never go past the most brilliantly (mis)named of all cephalopods, Vampiroteuthis infernalis (literally, the “Vampire squid from hell”). Despite its terrifying name, it is a…

The Dread Lord Cthulhu – Part 2: Family Tree

This is the tale of Dread Lord Cthulhu, Soul-Eater and Eldritch God, and his fucked-up family tree H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu’s personal deranged chronicler, made frequent references to the ‘Great Old Ones‘. He depicts them as a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space. They once ruled the Earth and have since fallen into a deathlike sleep. Until, of course, some deranged…

Krak’n’tarctica I: Setting the scene

This is the tale of DrPusSea and the largest all-female scientists expedition in Antarctica… It starts at the ends of the earth – in the icy vastness of Antarctica, a continent full of Kraken lairs and myths. There dwells the most colossal of the Kraken family (the Colossal Squid Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, literally the ‘Middle Claw Squid’). New Zealand toothfishermen caught this fearsome…