expose-the-light:

Negative image of an octopus
Sarah Jackson (Clanton, Alabama) Photographed February 2009, Atlanta, Georgia

expose-the-light:

Negative image of an octopus

Sarah Jackson (Clanton, Alabama)
Photographed February 2009, Atlanta, Georgia

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montereybayaquarium:

Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists—in a good way? These intelligent animals recognize our staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.

montereybayaquarium:

Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists—in a good way? These intelligent animals recognize our staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.

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Very cool video from science friday about the disguise mechanisms of cephalopods. CHROMATOPHORES. COOL STUFF. 

(Source: sciencefriday.com)

biomedicalephemera:

Octopus, octopus, squid, squid, squid!

Report on Cephalopoda from the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. 1873.

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win.

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“The permanent display at the Shima Marineland Aquarium in the town of Shima includes a 96-tentacled Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) that weighed 3.3 kilograms (about 7 lbs) and measured 90 centimeters (3 ft) long when it was captured in nearby Matoya Bay in December 1998. Before dying 5 months later, the creature laid eggs, making it the first known extra-tentacled octopus to do so in captivity. All the baby octopi hatched with the normal number of tentacles, but unfortunately they only survived a month.”
(via Monster octopi with scores of extra tentacles ~ Pink Tentacle)

The permanent display at the Shima Marineland Aquarium in the town of Shima includes a 96-tentacled Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) that weighed 3.3 kilograms (about 7 lbs) and measured 90 centimeters (3 ft) long when it was captured in nearby Matoya Bay in December 1998. Before dying 5 months later, the creature laid eggs, making it the first known extra-tentacled octopus to do so in captivity. All the baby octopi hatched with the normal number of tentacles, but unfortunately they only survived a month.”

(via Monster octopi with scores of extra tentacles ~ Pink Tentacle)

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uchicagopress:

The rarely photographed blanket octopus (from Ellen Prager’s Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Ocean’s Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter)—
When the male passes a package of sperm  to the female, he also self amputates his arm and passes that along, as well—um, talk  about self sacrifice (photo courtesy of Steve Hamedl).

uchicagopress:

The rarely photographed blanket octopus (from Ellen Prager’s Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Ocean’s Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter)

When the male passes a package of sperm to the female, he also self amputates his arm and passes that along, as well—um, talk about self sacrifice (photo courtesy of Steve Hamedl).

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species anyone?

species anyone?

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mimic?

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