Posts Tagged ‘octopus’

Octomom of the Deep

Friday, August 29th, 2014

This deep-sea octopus set a record for brooding her eggs for over four years!

Raising Rare Octopus

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Larger Pacific Striped Octopus. Image credit: RIchard Ross

Last month, a rare octopus species—the Larger Pacific Stripped Octopus—moved into the Academy.

The Opportunistic Mimic

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Here’s a mimic that mimics a mimic!

The Kraken Did It

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Did an ancient squid really eat large marine reptiles and then arrange the bones in a neat pattern? Doubtful, says our expert.

Mimic Octopus

Monday, September 13th, 2010
CC image by Buzz

This special octopus mimics other marine animals as a form of defense. How did it evolve to do this?

Octopus Tool-Use

Friday, December 18th, 2009
Creative Commons by Nick Hobgood

The octopus is widely regarded as the world’s smartest invertebrate, and a new study adds evidence to that claim.

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