“Sperm Worms”: How Male Argonauts Taught Scientists About Octopus Sex

“Sperm Worms”: How Male Argonauts Taught Scientists About Octopus Sex

Argonaut octopuses are best known for their beautiful, delicate spiral shells. Female argonauts spend their whole lives growing these shells, which they use as buoyant submersibles and as brood chambers for their eggs. But what about male Argonauts? For hundreds of years, no one ever saw them or even knew if they existed! The Lady,…

Should You Pick Up An Argonaut Octopus Hitchhiker? Let’s Find Out!

Should You Pick Up An Argonaut Octopus Hitchhiker? Let’s Find Out!

Have you ever heard of an octopus hitchhiker going for a ride on a jellyfish? It’s wild but true! Danna Staaf, the author of Monarchs of the Sea, is here to share her knowledge of Argonauts and their method of transportation. Let’s give her a big howdy Octonation! Suppose you’re a gelatinous marine creature like…

The Eyes Of The Octopus Vulgaris: Let’s Take A Peek!
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The Eyes Of The Octopus Vulgaris: Let’s Take A Peek!

Octopuses share a very peculiar feature that, despite quickly catching observers’ attention, is rarely spoken of… their eyes. Yes! They are round, prominent, and reveal their relentless curiosity. Taking our star student, the Octopus vulgaris, as a reference here, we will review this intriguing organ from the inside out to better understand how octopus’ eyes…

Backyard Aliens? How Octopuses Are Portrayed In Science Fiction!
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Backyard Aliens? How Octopuses Are Portrayed In Science Fiction!

Octopuses= Aliens? Science fiction is full of imagination, and there are plenty of sci-fi movies where aliens take the form of octopuses. These intelligent, undeniably adorable creatures are portrayed in a variety of ways across all sorts of pop culture. Read on to find how octopuses in science fiction are actually portrayed and how it…