Macronesia takes a closer look at octopuses

Scientist and marine conservation enthusiast Shane Siers has a fascinating website Macronesia to share his hobby of filming the underwater world. We came across his recent video on octopuses and were just mesmerized. If you are looking for a calming experience today,…

Hilarious video brings us “True Facts About The Octopus”

The octopus is a wonderous creature and thanks to this hilarious video by YouTuber ZeFrank, we have an all new appreciation for the cephalopod. This video called “True Facts About The Octopus” is one of the many True Facts About Animals series where…

6 Reasons an Octopus is an Underwater Ninja

If you’re in the market for a very unique marine creature for home aquaria, an octopus could be a great option. While they certainly have drawbacks, if you’re willing to accommodate their special needs, it allows you the right to…

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus is rediscovered, comes from Nicaragua

The Larger Pacific Striped Octopus is one extraordinary cephalopod that has been known about before, but somehow fell into obscurity despite it’s overwhelming awesomeness as a living creature. In the Photo above by Roy Caldwell you can easily see that…

Friday Smorgasbord: Iron dumping, octoflash, koi trees, ancient armored fish and ginormous eyes

Nothing like a little conspiracy to kickstart this Friday’s edition of the smorgasbord. Claims that a rogue iron-dumping experiment happened off the Canadian cost near British Columbia is making waves.  According to reports, The Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation allegedly spread 220,462 pounds of iron…

Octopus lays the smacketh down on weakling pyjama shark

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”420″]http://vimeo.com/44791802[/vimeo] Backbone or no backbone, there’s no denying that in this scenario the cephalopod is clearly the superior evolved higher creature. The octopus starring in the video came up on a baited jar set down by marine scientists…

Opportunistic mimicry by a Jawfish – amateur discovery recognized in scientific literature

It’s a rare event when something discovered by a recreational diver winds up validated in the scentific community.  But that’s precisely what’s happened with a story that first caught attention in July, 2011.  Godehard Kopp, a recreational diver, recorded a…

Unique and weird jawfish-mimic octopus interaction videoed in Lembeh Straits

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”420″]http://vimeo.com/23317612[/vimeo] The video by Godehard Korp is certainly one of the strangest and most unique interactions between marine animals we have ever seen. The Mimic Octopus shown crawling on the muck reefs of Lembeh-Straits has a truly unique…

Octopus Ozone generator cranks up to 250mg of O3

Ozone is a pretty useful tool in oxidizing dissolved organics in the aquarium and the new Octopus Ozone is one promising unit that cranks out up to 250mg an hour. The Octopus O3 generator uses room air and comes with a built in…

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…