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Pareledone charcoti
2015-03-11 12:43:08

The waters around Antarctica maybe a harsh, unforgiving environment – but a number of animal species make it work, and even thrive in this frigid ecosystem. One of those animals is the Antarctic octopus and according to a new study in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, this cephalopod has a unique kind of “blue blood” that allows it to endure the intense cold of its surroundings.

Graneledone boreopacifica
2014-07-31 07:53:25

A team of researchers has discovered the most dedicated mother in the entire animal kingdom: a deep-sea octopus that protected and tended to her eggs for a period for 4 1/2 years until her offspring finally hatched.

Special Chemical In Skin Keeps Octopus Arms From Entangling
2014-05-16 12:11:11

With eight long arms covered on one side with prey-grabbing suckers – octopuses appear to be very susceptible to getting themselves tangled up in knots.

Image 1 - Mimic Octopus Finds Mimicking Partner
2012-01-05 09:16:21

The remarkable mimic octopus swims with relatively little fear of predators in the ocean with its remarkable ability to shift its shape, movements and colors to impersonate toxic lionfish, flatfish and even sea snakes.

2011-03-24 08:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecting visitors with one of the most intelligent and fascinating inhabitants of San Francisco Bay, Aquarium of the Bay today welcomed a new Giant Pacific Octopus, Octopus dofleini.

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2010-08-26 12:40:00

The evolutionary history of the Thaumoctopus mimicus lineage reveals the steps it took to become a master of disguise.

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2010-03-04 08:10:00

On the open sand plains of the Caribbean seafloor, where soft-bodied animals are routinely exposed to predators, camouflage can be key to survival.

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2009-12-14 13:25:00

A report in the December 14th issue of Current Biology adds an octopus to the growing list of tool users.

2009-03-06 16:57:26

Staff at the New England Aquarium in Boston said they were stunned when a 7-foot-long octopus squeezed himself into a 14-inch square box. Officials at the aquarium said the 18-month-old octopus, named Truman, squeezed his 30 pounds of mass through a tiny 2-inch hole on the locked box, which contained a smaller box filled with crabs for the octopus to eat, WBZ, Boston, reported Friday. Biologist Bill Murphy, Truman's caretaker, said the octopus usually sets to work on the latches of the boxes...

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2009-02-26 19:50:00

Officials at California's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium say a curious octopus caused a flood at the facility by working a water-control valve loose.


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Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini
2012-08-20 13:51:08

The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is native to the North Pacific. It prefers to live at depths of 215 feet, but can be found in more shallow waters. It is thought to be the largest species of octopus with the largest specimen weighing 156.5 pounds, although the seven-arm octopus is a close contender with one specimen weighing 134 pounds. The giant Pacific octopus can reach an average weight of thirty-three pounds with an arm...

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