House Hunters: Squid Edition! (Male Squids Search For Dwelling)

House Hunters: Squid Edition! (Male Squids Search For Dwelling)

Breaking cephalopod news!! Squids might actually border on devoted parents-to-be and enjoy perusing their neighborhood reefs for the perfect home. Up until now, squids have led us to believe that they are a mate, lay eggs (if you’re the female), and get on with their day type of cephalopods. However, thanks to scientist Eduardo Sampaio…

Octopus Eyes: Everything You Need To Know About Cephalopod Vision!
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Octopus Eyes: Everything You Need To Know About Cephalopod Vision!

It is utterly impossible to generalize about octopus eyes and their vision. There are the adjustable pinhole eyes of the nautilus, the extreme size difference between the eyes of the cock-eyed squid, and the largest eyes on the earth belong to the giant squid! On top of that, cephalopod pupils come in all different shapes…

Deimatic Behavior – An Octopus’s Great Defense
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Deimatic Behavior – An Octopus’s Great Defense

Good behavior, bad behavior…deimatic behavior!! Dei-ma-what? Deimatic behavior is when an animal attempts to startle a predator to avoid getting eaten. It is commonly used by animals that lack a strong defense—like a squishy octopus! Take a deep dive and discover how different cephalopods demonstrate deimatic behavior. Did you know the word deimatic originates from…

Octo-Mom: How Do Octopus Give Birth?
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Octo-Mom: How Do Octopus Give Birth?

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 are many different species of…