"Females of this unusual octopus species sequester themselves in thin, translucent shells with which they drift across the open seas. Paper nautiluses, also called argonauts, secrete the shells to serve as cases for their eggs—but it has recently been discovered that they also function as air-trapping ballast tanks, which allow the cephalopods to hang effortlessly in the water column without sinking. Clever octopodes!"

"Females of this unusual octopus species sequester themselves in thin, translucent shells with which they drift across the open seas. Paper nautiluses, also called argonauts, secrete the shells to serve as cases for their eggs

Behold the Flapjack Octopus! Does this octopus look familiar? The “flapjack octopus” is a rarely observed, deep-sea species.

Scientist Wants to Name This Cute Octopus Species ‘Adorabilis’

This handout photo from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows the flapjack octopus, which scientists may call "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis"

The blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are three (or perhaps four) octopus species that live in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia (mainly around southern New South Wales and South Australia, and northern Western Australia).  This octopus is one of the most venomous animals on the planet.  https://www.facebook.com/somersault1824

The blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are three (or perhaps four)…

Octopus macropus, also known as the Atlantic White-spotted Octopus, White-spotted Octopus,[1] Grass Octopus or Grass scuttle, is an octopus species native to at least the Mediterranean Sea

Octopus macropus, also known as the Atlantic White-spotted Octopus, White-spotted Octopus, Grass Octopus or Grass scuttle, is an octopus species native to at least the Mediterranean Sea. So intelligent.

North Pacific Giant Octopus from "Sea": Mark Laita’s breathtaking photos of sea creatures

Breathtaking Photographs of Sea Creatures by Mark Laita

North Pacific Giant Octopus from "Sea": Mark Laita’s breathtaking photos of sea creatures. photographed the animals in tanks using studio strobe lighting, thus avoiding the blue-green tint of usual underwater photography and revealing their true colors.

Atlantic Pygmy Octopus (Small Egg Caribbean Pygmy Octopus) - Octopus joubini - In the order Octopoda, this is the smallest of octopus species, but not the smallest in the world, with an armspan of only 2-4" (5.08-10.16 cm). It lays elliptical amber eggs in a sheltered place. It is known to be intelligent creatures with keen senses, particularly sight - Image : © Jim Christensen

Atlantic Pygmy Octopus - Octopus joubini - in the order Octopoda, this is the smallest of octopus species, but not the smallest in the world, with an armspan of only cm). It lays elliptical amber eggs in a sheltered place.

Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

The remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer approaches the unknown octopod at meters under the ocean's surface.

A newly-hatched #octopus frees itself from its ruptured egg case. …

A newly-hatched octopus frees itself from its ruptured egg case. The female cares for her eggs until they hatch. Photo by Robert Sisson

New Octopus Species Scientists: Possible New Octopus Species Found Near Hawaii

This image provided by courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana shows a possible new species of octopus. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016 via AP)

The Dumbo Octopus   13 different species of dumbo octopus have been discovered so far. The largest specimen at over 6ft in length.

The Dumbo Octopus 13 different species of dumbo octopus have been discovered so far. The largest specimen at over in length.

Everything Octopus: Species: Coconut Octopus or Veined Octopus - Amphioctopus marginatus

Everything Octopus: Species: Coconut Octopus or Veined Octopus - Amphioctopus marginatus

As a child I was fascinated by the octopus. I loved to draw them and I was intrigued by their watery nature, beautiful colors, and reclusive personalities. Then came a time when I wasn’t thinking m...

Octopus Love

Blue Ring Octopus - so beautiful yet has venom to kill 26 men and is only the size of a golfball.

Blue-ringed Octopus. RESEARCH DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/underwater-glory/ - UNDERWATER GLORY. A group of 3 octopi species that live in tide pools & coral reefs in the Pacific & Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia. Recognized as some of the world's most dangerous, venomous animals. These pretty marine animals with dangerous spines they can inflict painful wounds, with neurotoxin poisons that can kill a person if touched; they don't attack. Pinned via Edge of…

theoceaniswonderful: Blue-ringed Octopus by... - silas216

The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa. [wikipedia]

The common octopus is the most studied of all octopus species. Its range in the eastern Atlantic extends from the Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa.

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