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Ever wonder how baby octopuses come into this world? Who takes care of them? How many eggs does a mama octopus lay? Why does she die after her young hatch? You’re about to find out as we dive into how octopuses give birth and care for their precious eggs! There
Itsy bitsy! Teeny weeny! Extra-tiny! Welcome to the world of pocket-sized octopuses! I know octopuses are sometimes portrayed as scary monsters, but how scary can an octopus really be when it’s the size of a paper clip? I dare you not to fall in love with these fun-sized cuties! Here
Howdy Nation! In today’s post, we are going to be featuring our ‘Artist Spotlight’ of the week: Mac McCarthy. While he is not repairing wheels and rims, Mac is best known for using his welding skills to create some awesome art sculptures. In this interview, we will be learning all
Move over great white sharks, the deadliest creature in the ocean is gelatinous, has a beak, and is the size of a golf ball. I present to you the unassuming, but beautifully colored, Blue-Ringed Octopus whose saliva contains a toxin that’s 1,000 times more powerful than cyanide. Let’s take a
Howdy Nation! In today’s post, we are going to be featuring our ‘Artist Spotlight’ of the week: Alan Williams. Alan Williams is best known for using recycled scrap metal to create beautiful art sculptures. In this interview, we will be learning all about Alan’s process of creating a metal sculpture
Dark red with smooth speckled white skin and long uneven long arms…who am I? The Maori Octopus, of course! One of the largest and strongest octopus species found around New Zealand and Australia with the power to suffocate a dolphin! Read on to learn more Maori Octopus facts and everything
You might be thinking, “What’s so special about an octopus?”… Well, you’re in for a treat. Dumbo Octopuses are the cutest little creatures in the sea! They have big, adorable eyes and a tiny body that make them irresistible! Keep reading as we will be looking at some Dumbo Octopus
Trickery is the name of the game for the Mimic Octopus. With their ability to change into AND act like many different venomous and bad tasting species, they can cruise along the shallow sandy bottoms of the ocean with confidence. The only way these non-venomous and soft-bodied octopuses can do
Have you ever heard of a Hairy Octopus? I know- a bit weird but they are seriously the cutest. This species was first discovered in the early 2000s. When they were first found, divers were certain they were looking at a plant (Can you see why?!!). After taking a closer look, they
The largest octopus, weighing in at an impressive 70.7 kg (156 lbs) and with an arm span the length of a car, the Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus Dofleini) is one big cephalopod! Let’s find out how these shy and solitary giant ocean creatures can get in to all kinds of