The larger Pacific striped octopus was first observed scientifically back in the 1970s, but owing to the fact that the behaviors observed by researchers seemed so strange the scientific community … [Read full article]
Can you imagine sitting over a nest of eggs and protecting it for four-and-a-half years without eating or sleeping at all? Sort of makes normal human child-rearing sound somewhat easier … [Read full article]
Where did that octopus emerge from? (Gallo TED talk) Having recently visited Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 under the sea and a water creature from long ago (Lyrarapax unguispinus), we thought it … [Read full article]
Okay, so people have seen this video about owls five million times since zefrank1 published it on YouTube last July (photo: ear of an owl). Zefrank1 owls is still one … [Read full article]
If you’ve ever had the urge to watch wild animals attack the nosy tourists who get too close to them on their quest for the perfect picture (or video), well, … [Read full article]
Entire communities of species that were previously unknown to science have been discovered on the Antarctic seafloor clustering around the hydrothermal vents. The discoveries were made by teams led by … [Read full article]
When it comes to highly intelligent sea creatures, dolphins, whales tend to get most of the cerebral credit. But the “lowly” octopus—a popular dish in many Mediterranean cuisines—may be one of the most intelligent creatures in the sea, and is the only invertebrate (animals lacking bones) that has been conclusively shown to use tools…Possessing both a short and longer-term memory capacity, octopuses exhibit a wide range of fascinating behaviors, many of which have led some scientists to describe them as “highly intelligent”.