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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

Extraordinary Minds: Octopuses and Other Cephalopods Show Incredible Intelligence

Photo: Leonard Low/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Extraordinary Minds: Octopuses and Other Cephalopods Show Incredible Intelligence

Source: The Guardian/Elle Hunt - March 31, 2017

Inches above the seafloor of Sydney’s Cabbage Tree Bay, with the proximity made possible by several millimetres of neoprene and a scuba diving tank, I’m more…

Octopus Fled Enclosure, Escaped Through Drain to the Ocean

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Octopus Fled Enclosure, Escaped Through Drain to the Ocean

Source: EcoWatch/Katie Pohlman - July 22, 2016

The National Aquarium of New Zealand didn't know it had an escape artist on its hands.

When Inky the octopus slipped through a gap in his more…

Cuttlefish, Octopus, and Squid Are Booming: Good News From the Sea?

Photo: NOAA

Cuttlefish, Octopus, and Squid Are Booming: Good News From the Sea?

Source: Christian Science Monitor/Eva Botkin-Kowacki - May 26, 2016

It's rare to hear about life doing well in the oceans these days. But cephalopods – a group of marine animals that includes squids, octopuses, more…

Octopus Swarms Are Taking Over the Ocean

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Octopus Swarms Are Taking Over the Ocean

Source: Gizmodo/Maddie Stone - May 24, 2016

Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, more…

Octopus Studies Detail Genetics and Strange Behavior

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Octopus Studies Detail Genetics and Strange Behavior

Source: Los Angeles Times/Eryn Brown - August 14, 2015

UC Berkeley marine biologist Roy Caldwell first saw the intriguing octopus in Panama, in 1977. It was pretty, and striped, and about the size of his little more…

The Biggest Creatures in the Ocean

Source: Business Insider/Chelsea Harvey - January 14, 2015

Just how big are the biggest creatures in the ocean? Researchers from around the US and Canada have been trying to figure that out, and more…

Octopus Hoping For Love Gets Nasty Surprise

Source: NPR/Barbara J. King - November 18, 2014

Male seeks female — and makes a direct advance towards mating. That's one version of the drive to reproduce in the animal kingdom.

Sometimes, the more…

Not All Octopuses Are Loners

Source: National Geographic/Katherine Harmon Courage - July 29, 2014

If recent octopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission more…

How an Octopus Avoids Tying Itself in Knots

Source: DailyMail/Fiona Macrae - May 16, 2014

Scientists have worked out how an octopus avoids tying itself in knots.

As if having eight long and bendy arms to control isn’t tricky enough, more…