Wunderpus markings are unique and allow for photoidentification

As it turns out, those pretty spots on the mantle of the octopus Wunderpus photogenicus are unique to each animal and could be used to track these animals in the wild in much the same way that whales are tracked.…

Proto-Octopus discovered in Southern Seas

If you were dying to know how shallow water octopus migrated to the deep sea, wonder no more. A group of researchers travelling around the world to record and investigate new life a-la-Darwin have discovered a whole new menagery of…

The octopus that can open up a bottle

Octi the octopus has surprised aquarium visitors with a very clever trick. Keepers at the National Aquarium of New Zealand have taught the cunning sea creature to open bottles to retrieve a tasty treat inside. Octi was brought to the…