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How Do Octopus Mate?

Ever wonder how do octopus mate but have always been afraid to ask? Well, wonder no longer because OctoNation is here with your “birds and the bees” talk, cephalopod-style! We are here to give you all the juicy details on how octopuses get down, funky mating rituals, detachable arms, what

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‘Artist Spotlight’ Of The Week: Rebecca Krinke

Howdy Nation! In today’s post, we are going to be featuring our ‘Artist Spotlight’ of the week: Rebecca Krinke. As an artist and a Landscape Architecture professor at the University of Minnesota, her art-design practice and research all relate to exploring the wonder, terror, and mysteries of our times. Let’s

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Day Octopus by MJ Wolborsky

Everything You Need To Know About An Octopus Brain!

What is the shape of a donut, spread across 8 arms, and can get past childproof locks? An octopus brain! Octopuses have NINE brains, with two-thirds of their vast knowledge spread throughout their arms. Trust the octopus to come up with a way to delegate their own brain power so

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Winners Of The Octographer! (Octopus Photo Competition)

As part of “Worlds Oceans Week,” The Explorers Club and OctoNation are excited to announce the winners of our inaugural global octopus photo competition, ‘The Octographer!’ Congratulations to our contest winners! Chosen from over 450 submissions from photographers from more than 20 countries, The Explorers Club and OctoNation are thrilled

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Lawrence Scheele Profile Shot

‘Cephalotography’ Of The Week: Lawrence Scheele

Howdy Nation! In today’s post, we are going to be featuring some of our favorite cephalotography by underwater diver: Lawrence Scheele. Lawrence is a well-known and respected photographer who specializes in cephalopod portraiture. His work captures the uniqueness and personality of these amazing creatures. Let’s take a look! Meet Lawrence Scheele!

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