Answering The Most Asked Questions About ‘My Octopus Teacher’ (From A Science Perspective)
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Answering The Most Asked Questions About ‘My Octopus Teacher’ (From A Science Perspective)

The movie that captured our hearts at a time when we needed it most, ‘My Octopus Teacher’ was released to the world on September 4, 2020. This documentary took us into a patch of kelp forest where a Common Octopus let a human into her world. Today, we are going to answering some of the…

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…

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…