Saturday 31 January 2015

Picasso Sponge 31

This Picasso Sponge depicts a world in which all bacteria glow in the dark.

People with intensely glowing faces, puffs of glowing smoke escaping their mouths and noses and rising from the floor with their every footfall, use disinfectant sprays as torches to cut through the light.


Friday 30 January 2015

Golden Star Tunicate

Image: Deryk Tolman
Botryllus schlosseri
Aquatic wallpaper!

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Wandering Sea Anemone

Image: Richard Ling
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa
Hey, look! A pile of baked beans!

Sunday 25 January 2015

Bobtail Squid

Image: Chris Frazee and Margaret McFall-Ngai
The Dumbo Octopus has been strutting around like he owns the place for far too long. It's time for a challenger to rise up and get those dainty tentacles on the Cutest Cephalopod tiara.

Saturday 24 January 2015

Picasso Sponge 30

This Picasso Sponge depicts a world where anything can happen - and often does. A panel of philosophers discuss the problem of Free Won't.


Friday 23 January 2015

Cream Honeycomb Sponge

Image: John Turnbull
Holopsamma laminaefavosa
It's a shame the Cream Honeycomb Sponge doesn't have any honey in it.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Bowl And Doily Spider

Image: Cletus Lee
Frontinella pyramitela
Some bowls are full of fruits. Others, hot chicken soup. A sacred few are piled high with tiny chocolate bars.

We're looking at one that contains dead flies and spiders. Yum!

Sunday 18 January 2015

The Blues IV

Image: Ted
Uh oh! It's that time of year again - Blue Monday! The worst Monday of them all.

Saturday 17 January 2015

Picasso Sponge 29

This Picasso Sponge the king of the tooth fairies gazing at the night sky. He sits at the window of a castle made entirely of children's teeth which glow in the moonlight.


Friday 16 January 2015

Mole Cowry

Image: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)
Talparia talpa
The Evil Eye...


Wednesday 14 January 2015


Image: Peter Southwood
Glyptauchen panduratus
Walking that fine line between creepy and cute!

Sunday 11 January 2015

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Image: q phia
Metasepia pfefferi
It's time to put your glad rags on! The ones with the inconveniently voluminous sleeves. The ones that are so brightly coloured they set off fire alarms.

And yet, no matter how extravagant your gladdest of rags may be, they can only pale in comparison to the Flamboyant Cuttlefish...

Saturday 10 January 2015

Picasso Sponge 28

This Picasso Sponge depicts a transporter malfunction on the Starship Enterprise which has merged Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Doctor McCoy into a single entity.

The result seems like a really nice guy.


Thanks to Esther for doing the visuals on this one! What a return!

Friday 9 January 2015

Zebra-striped Gorgonian Wrapper

Image: Nick Hobgood
Nemanthus annamensis
Woooooow! What a wonderful melding of the classy and the garish! I'm sure I had a duvet cover just like this, though I would never admit it if you asked. It didn't have tentacles, though. I would BOAST about it if it had tentacles.

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Spiny-tailed Lizard

Image: 4028mdk09
Call that a tail?

THIS is a tail.

Sunday 4 January 2015

Sponge Crab

Image: Oliver Cardona
The ocean... it's a tough place to live. Teeth and tentacles abound. Bone-cracking beaks and blood-burning venom await the unobservant adventurer around every corner. When they're not descending from above or bursting out of the ground, that is.

What we need is armour. Full body armour. Woven from titanium, poison and vengeance.

Friday 2 January 2015

Orthonevra nitida

Image: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Tattooed eyes? Whatever will they think of next?

I'd be up for some lung piercings and a peroxide blonde skeleton.