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tags: Hooked by an Octopus, animals, zoology, invertebrates, octopus, marine biology, film maker, animal behavior, Mike deGruy, TEDTalks, streaming video Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement — and his fears — about the…

The Indonesian Mimetic Octopus

tags: Indonesian Mimetic Octopus, invertebrates, behavior, streaming video This fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species,…

tags: itchy tentacle relief, octopus, Japanese commercial, streaming video Leave it to the Japanese to come up with a commercial for itchy tentacle relief tentacle lube. Despite what you’re thinking, this streaming video is SFW [0:30].

tags: behavior, environmental enrichment, giant Pacific octopus, Octopus dofleini, cephalopod, animal intelligence Louis, the giant pacific octopus, Octopus dofleini, cuddles his Mr Potato Head. The 1.8meter-wide (6 foot) animal is so attached to Mr Potato Head that he becomes aggressive when aquarium staff try to remove it from his tank. Image: Apex. Who would have…