Posts tagged with ‘octopus

Detached octopus arms show awareness and react to danger

The more science probes into the intelligence of the octopus, the weirder things get. In recent studies, octopus arms that had been recently detached from euthanized octopi continued to somehow be aware of their surroundings and react to danger. This wasn’t just post-mortem tremors, this is intelligence in an arm.

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Christmas art of the day: Felted Christmas axe-wielding octopus
Just puts you right there in the holiday spirit don’t it?
Made by Hine Mizushima

Christmas art of the day: Felted Christmas axe-wielding octopus

Just puts you right there in the holiday spirit don’t it?

Made by Hine Mizushima

Watch a sea lion totally fuck up an octopus

When it comes to eating an octopus, this Australian sea lion is not at all fucking around.

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Here’s the money shot of a dolphin being sucked off by an octopus
Photographer Joan Gonzalvo isn’t sure what the octopus was up to, though he told New Scientist that perhaps the dolphin tried to eat the octopus and the animal lodged itself along the dolphin’s genital slit to escape.  The dolphin may have been leaping from the water to detach its uninvited guest, Gonzalvo, the project manager of the Ionian Dolphin Project, wrote on the organization’s blog. After shaking the octopus loose, the dolphin continued to swim with no signs of discomfort, he added.
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Here’s the money shot of a dolphin being sucked off by an octopus

Photographer Joan Gonzalvo isn’t sure what the octopus was up to, though he told New Scientist that perhaps the dolphin tried to eat the octopus and the animal lodged itself along the dolphin’s genital slit to escape.

The dolphin may have been leaping from the water to detach its uninvited guest, Gonzalvo, the project manager of the Ionian Dolphin Project, wrote on the organization’s blog. After shaking the octopus loose, the dolphin continued to swim with no signs of discomfort, he added.

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Watch this resourceful octopus make a mobile home out of a tin can

Octopi are quite intelligent, and are able to invent some creative solutions to life at the bottom of the sea. Like this guy here, who finds a tin can, realizes its value as a hearty shelter and decides to take it with him wherever he goes.

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OH SHIT this octopus has figured out how to walk on land

Actually, this is not unheard of behavior for an octopus. While they prefer to spend most of their lives underwater, octopi will periodically move across dry land for short distances if they have to. 

For more on the awesome octopus, check out Scientific American’s all-octopus-all-the-time blog The Octopus Chronicles.

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Inside the mind of the clever octopus

The octopus is one of the more intelligent creatures on Earth. I mean not like people, but they’re pretty damn smart for being boneless underwater lumps of flesh. Sy Montgomery of Orion Magazine got a chance to meet an octopus close up, and he was amazed at the creature’s apparent intellect and emotional response.

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Steampunk mechanical octopus burns up Burning Man

One of the highlights from Burning Man 2011, Duane Flatmo’s mechanical cephalapod shoots flames from its 8 tentacles, and fear into the hearts of anyone who dare to cross its path.

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Someone asked for porn of an octopus giving a dog a reach-around, so I drew this for them.

Someone asked for porn of an octopus giving a dog a reach-around, so I drew this for them.

Evening moment of zen: The dance of the white octopus

Okay, now I want one. This looks like a really awesome little octopus, and possible delicious.

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