Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talk
specimen from the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology
specimens from the Division of Invertebrate Zoology
Maya Juman



Scientific and Cultural Uses of Cephalopod Ink

Maya Juman

Yale College, Class of 2020


Thursday, February 13 at 4:00 pm

David Friend Hall


Squid, octopi, and cuttlefish produce ink for communication and defense. But did you know that this same ink has been used and studied by humans for millennia? It’s even provided a glimpse into the mysterious world of dinosaur coloration! Join Yale senior Maya Juman for a discussion of the many uses of cephalopod ink, from culinary to aesthetic to medicinal, and get a peek at Peabody specimens, including preserved cephalopods and fossilized squid ink sacs.


Refreshments to follow. Pay-as-you-wish admission.