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montereybayaquarium: How do you keep an octopu…

montereybayaquarium:

How do you keep an octopus entertained with its meal? Put a lid on it! 

To cater to the specific intelligence of these cephalopods, a food puzzle in a jar is the perfect tool for Cephalopod Aquarist Candace to enrich her giant Pacific octopus! 

htmlstim: 🐙 Octopus stimboard 🐙 Credit: [x][…

htmlstim:

🐙 Octopus stimboard 🐙

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sciencefriday: Life is hard for the mighty cep…

sciencefriday:

Life is hard for the mighty cephalopod. “If you’re a cephalopod, you’re super easy to eat,” says Sarah McAnulty, a squid biologist. “You’re basically a swimming protein bar.”

She studies a species of cephalopod called the Hawaiian bobtail squid. While most cephalopods have flashy adaptations to stay off predators’ dinner menus this particular squid relies on something that many other cephalopods don’t—its bacteria BFF.

Although some invading bacteria are destroyed by cells within the bobtail, their immune systems can learn to recognize “beneficial bacteria,” or bacteria that is ignored, and may even receive help from the immune system if it proves helpful to the livelihood of the animal. Learn more about the Bobtail squid’s BFF in the latest Macroscope video! 

stiiimboards: anonymous asked: An octopus stim…

stiiimboards:

anonymous asked: An octopus stim board would be so cool! They’re my favorite invertebrate!!! 🐙🐙🐙

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seatrench: Octopus unscrewing a jar from the i…

seatrench:

Octopus unscrewing a jar from the inside

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seatrench: The Blue Ringed Octopus is one of t…

seatrench:

The Blue Ringed Octopus is one of the most venomous marine animals.  Despite its small size,  12 – 20cm,  their venom is capable of killing 26 adults within minutes.  Their venom is a powerful tetrododoxin found in their saliva,  which affects the nervous system and causes severe paralysis,  leaving the victim unable to breathe.  Because the bite is small and often painless many victims do not realize they have been bitten.  It is possible to survive a Blue Ringed Octopus bite with artificial respiration.

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catgifcentral: Octopus Slaps at Bird

catgifcentral:

Octopus Slaps at Bird

savagebooby: strangebiology: “Somewhere beyo…

savagebooby:

strangebiology:

Somewhere beyond the sea, somewhere, waiting for me, my lover stands on golden sands and watches the ships that go sailing.”

I cant believe this is an advert for alcohol lmao