Category: video

montereybayaquarium:

Fat innkeeper worms were in the news recently as a mass stranding of “penis fish”! In fact, they’re neither, and as proud spoon worms, fat innkeeper worms are an integral part of the seafloor community of the West Coast, so we did a livestream yesterday to highlight this amazing animal!

Fat innkeeper worms filter seawater for food and provide shelter for many species in their burrows, while being a source of food for many animals, including sea otters! They’re thriving and deserve praise. Live your truth Urechis caupo!

godtsol:

hella-free-space:

perfectobserver:

nowscience:

Feeding Nassarius Snails – The Nassarius Snail is an efficient scavenger and detritus eater and is the perfect member of your reef aquarium cleanup crew. You will be pleased at how quickly a small group of Nassarius Snails will clear detritus, uneaten food, decaying organics, and fish waste.

Ummmm nature is super cool.

Speedy bois

hella-free-space:

perfectobserver:

nowscience:

Feeding Nassarius Snails – The Nassarius Snail is an efficient scavenger and detritus eater and is the perfect member of your reef aquarium cleanup crew. You will be pleased at how quickly a small group of Nassarius Snails will clear detritus, uneaten food, decaying organics, and fish waste.

Ummmm nature is super cool.

Speedy bois

montereybayaquarium:

Throwback to this flamboyant cuttlefish mom looking after her eggs in our Tentacles special exhibition!

neaq:

For a wicked “gourd” time this time of year, we offer our animals pumpkin enrichment!

Creating new experiences is one way we keep intelligent animals like the #octopus healthy in mind and body. Aquarist Bill recently offered Freya a pumpkin filled with fish as a new take on a puzzle box.

Well, she thought about it for a while, finally engulfing the gourd in her arms and webbing. She sat there for a good while, and eventually slid off to the side. The fish were gone. Who had more fun—Freya or the visitors who got to watch this unusual enrichment activity?

Watch the video

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! 

talesofdrunkennessandcruelty:

Bizarre Squid Seen Alive for First Time

typhlonectes:

Dumbo Ocotopus – Deep Pacific

This dumbo octopus was observed resting on the seafloor before it took off, gliding through the water as if flying, propelled by the fins behind its eyes.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

molluscfacts:

Close-ups of a Live Octopus rubescens Expressing its Skin Papillae