Howdy Nation! Today, we are showcasing our first-ever octopus comic book: “How The Octopus Lost Its Shell”. This series is adapted from Monarchs Of The Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods!
In this comic, you’ll be joining the cephalopods at the beginning of time and its journey to lose its shell. It all starts when the first mollusk, once a shelled creature, loses its hard exterior!
A lot of changes come with the loss of its shell. Cephalopods must now learn how to survive in the open ocean without their protector. Through trial and error, the cephalopod will eventually figure out how to become a masterful hunter and trickster of the sea.
The comic follows their transformation, showcasing amazing feats of camouflage, escape tactics, and hunting skills that these cephalopods possess.
Enjoy the comic down below and if you’d like to purchase a physical copy: Click Here
“How The Octopus Lost Its Shell”
Thank you to Danna and Sam!
First, we want to give a big thank you to Danna Staaf and artist Sam Julian for their collaboration on this amazing octopus comic. To continue supporting this awesome content, be sure to check out Danna’s book, Monarchs Of The Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods!
If you want to educate yourself some more about all sorts of different cephalopods, take a look at our encyclopedia. Or, what we call it, our Octopedia!
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Check out more posts from Danna Staaf:
We’ve been so lucky here on OctoNation to have worked with Danna before to bring you even more cephalopod content. Here are a few of our favorite posts from Danna that you should check out:
- How An Argonaut Shell Is Spun Out Of Their Arms
- “Sperm Worms”: How Male Argonauts Taught Scientists About Octopus Sex
- Should You Pick Up An Argonaut Octopus Hitchhiker? Let’s Find Out!
Note: Material adapted from Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods.