Cuttlefish mimicry pictured in varied detail

The cuttlefish is one master of disguise using its ability to change colors as well as shifting the shape of its body to mimic its surroundings. This ability to blend in has been captured in a series of photographs by…

Live argonaut video shows this stunning and unusual cephalopod

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/23495195[/vimeo] This live argonaut was filmed on a Spanish beach, where a tourist reached to pick it up thinking it was a seashell. Indeed the pelagic argonaut may have been moments from washing up on the beach, at…

Octopus eggs hatching at Steinhart Aquarium, a sight to behold

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/20288962[/vimeo] The video of hatchling giant pacific octopus by Richard Ross is one of the most incredible we’ve seen in quite a long time. The waterfall of thousands of little octopuses darting into the water¬†column will take the…

Flying squids spotted, we welcome our new ceph overlords

That’s it folks! Squids have learned to fly and we are ready to submit to the new Ceph Overlords. A shoal of eight-inch blue squid called Todarodes pacificus were captured by photographer Graham Ekins while leaping out of the water…

Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Metasepia pfefferi, mating on Video

[youtube width=”640″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjLapY8mPI4[/youtube] Metasepia pfefferi is an amazing species of flamboyant cuttlefish and I have recently had the opportunity to obtain multiple¬†specimens of this species for the first time in 8 years. These flamboyant cuttlefish wasted little time getting on…

Amazingly clear video of many different deep sea squids from MBARI

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq2E2D-y11g&fmt=18[/youtube] Since the whole world of football (soccer) is particularly thrilled with cephalopods right now, it seems like a perfect time to share with you the video above from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a self-titled anthology of…

Octopus predicts that Germany will trounce England in their next World Cup match

The LA Times reports that an English born octopus has predicted that Germany will beat England in Sunday’s World Cup game. Tasty mussels were placed in two glasses, one with a German Flag and the other with the English St.…

More about cuttlefish at Steinhart

Cuttles cuttles cuttles. You probobly know the drill, but there is some great footage in this KQED Quest piece.

Octopuses love them some HDTV

The octopus is a curious and quite resourceful creature and recent research has seen the cephalopod respond to visual stimuli on HDTVs giving scientists a better way to monitor and learn from their behavior. Before researchers were befuddled by the…

Octopus rubescens and Low Tides are awesome

If you live near the coast of any ocean, you probably know that tide pooling is great fun. Whats even more fun, is waiting until there is a very low tide, and then going to your local marine protected area…