The Oyster’s Garter Goes National

Check out Miriam’s first piece for

Ah, February, that special time of the year when love is in the air and the heart turns toward romance. Or, in the case of the Southern California population of the market squid, that special time of year when giant underwater orgies are followed by immediate death. Never mind the stress of Valentine’s Day gift shopping—what about the stress of fitting in the 20-tentacle tango before your inevitable demise?

Read the rest of “Motion in the Ocean” at Slate


8 Responses to The Oyster’s Garter Goes National

  1. irradiatus says:


    That’s an incredibly fascinating article. I love the videos!

    I’m tweeting the link as we speak (and why aren’t you on twitter)?

  2. […] a big congratulations to Miriam Goldstein of The Oyster’s Garter fame, who managed to get a truly fascination article published on […]

  3. Will O'Neill says:

    I loved the article…! Miriam is a great writer, and I hate to be pluggy but anybody who liked that might also like this other blog which is a little more directly comedic, but all about how to kiss animals:

  4. […] really. Now is the time for squid reproduction, and in this wonderful piece on Slate by Miriam of The Oyster’s Garter (yay! congrats on your national debut!) she lays out six secrets for those squids out there […]

  5. Liza says:

    Congrats! Fascinating article and, as always, so awesomely funny. This is definitely getting sent on to friends!

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