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Rare Find from the Deep Sea
Scientists study a newly hatched dumbo octopus

FEBRUARY 20, 2018Deep-sea dumbo octopuses, with their large eyes and round fins that resemble elephant ears, are arguably one of the most endearing creatures of the deep. They've also been one of the most mysterious, because these small animals inhabit the largely inaccessible, deep and dark depths of the ocean floor.

For the first time ever, a team of international researchers were given the rare opportunity to observe and film a dumbo octopus—measuring just a few centimeters—hatching from its egg during an expedition to explore a chain of underwater mountains off the U.S. East Coast in 2005. Their findings were published Feb. 19, 2018, in the journal Current Biology. ...
 

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Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal - Series Of Tests - Must Watch- Documentary HD 2017
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Amazing Documentary about the unbelievable intelligence of these animals, in this video you will see how these creatures can manipulate their environment, and use there high IQ and brain power to solve a number of situations presented to them by scientists, enjoy!!
 

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Cuttlefish 2018
A new technique is allowing researchers to study the inner workings of a cuttlefish brain by tracking colour changing cells in their skin. These cell are directly controlled by neurons extending from the brain. By monitoring the cells with high resolution cameras, researchers can track the activity tens of thousands of neurons at once for the first time. Read our news story here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... And find the original research paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4158...
 

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We spent a whole dive and most of our air saving this octopus from what was bound to be a cruel fate. The coconut octopus, also known as veined octopus, is born with the instinct to protect itself by creating a mobile home out of coconut or clam shells. This particular individual however has been trapped by their instincts and have made a home out of a plastic cup they found underwater. While a shell is a sturdy protection, a passing eel or flounder would probably swallow the cup with the octopus in it, most likely also killing the predator or weakening it to a point where it will be soon eaten by an even bigger fish. We found this particular octopus at about 20 meters under the water, we tried for a long time to give it shells hoping that it would trade the shell. Coconut octopus are famous for being very picky about which shells they keep so we had to try with many different shells before it found one to be acceptable. Filmed in: - Lembeh, Indonesia - December 2018
 

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The Amazing brains and Morphing Skin of Octopuses and other Cephalopods
 

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Octopus - Enteroctopus dofleini (Giant Pacific Octopus, GPO)


Octopus - Enteroctopus dofleini (Giant Pacific Octopus, GPO)


This is an amazing video. It has shown me an octopus in a way I've never seen before - the close-ups of the sucker action, the strength of the octopus so clearly demonstrated. Incredibly informative. this will really help me understand them well for when I write my octopus stories. If a picture shows a thousand words, this video shows ten million. And that young guy is just lovely.
My nephew had a very clingy girlfriend once. His sisters called her "The octopus" Now I know why.
 

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The Distributed Mind: Octopus Neurology
EPHALOPOD WEEK IS NIGH: From June 21 to 28, celebrate our favorite undersea creatures with Science Friday. https://www.sciencefriday.com/cephalo... It was in a lab full of marine invertebrates that Dominic Sivitilli first glimpsed something uncanny about the mind of the octopus. Among all those creatures, the octopus “seemed to be studying me as much as I was studying it,” says Sivitilli, a current graduate student in behavioral neuroscience and astrobiology at the University of Washington who works in the lab of David Gire. Together, Gire and Sivitilli study how different kinds of brains process information. In addition to using 3D body tracking, Gire’s lab is experimenting with new methods of studying the octopus’ nervous system. In a first-of-its-kind experiment, researchers are attempting to implant an electrophysiological monitoring device into the brain of a living giant Pacific octopus. Using the conductivity of the sea water itself to power the device, the experiment will combine 3-D tracking of the octopus’ movements with the realtime neurological data in an attempt to decode how the animal actually controls its body—and to what degree its arms are autonomous.
 

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