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Science Friday: Caring for Cuttlefish

Fostering the successful life cycle of a cuttlefish is an intensive process. From incubating new eggs in oxygenated recycled soda bottles, to transferring them to "Cuttle Cradles," to setting up their environments to ...

Communicating with dolphins using echolocation

At the Kolmården Wild Animal Park, dolphins like young Luna can now aim their echolocation beam at shapes on an underwater screen to indicate their choices and answer questions. The project is called ELVIS (The Echo L...

Phone Booth Aquariums (Evasion Urbaine)

Now that mobile phones are so central to our daily lives, how can the phone booth, an increasingly obsolete and disappearing public object, serve a new, more playful function? Here’s one idea: Phone Booth Aquar...

Why We’re Suckers for the Giant Pacific Octopus

In this video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium team, learn about how the intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus grabs, climbs, embraces, explores, tastes, recognizes, and more with its eight arms and around 2,000 suckers. 

Enoshima Aquarium: Red Batfish or Starry Handfish

This creature is called both a Red Batfish or Starry Handfish (Halieutaea stellata). Here it’s eating bait at Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan, but they are normally found “on the continental...

The Intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus

Celebrate the 10th annual World Octopus Day with this lovely behind-the-scenes National Aquarium video of Aquarist Katie Webster and an intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus. How intelligent, you ask? Octopuses are am...

Dancing baby stingrays

Is it their little pink faces or their little wiggling “feet” that make baby stingrays so phenomenal to watch? (Spoiler: alas, those are pelvic fins, not tiny, dancing feet.) These ...

Enoshima Aquarium: transparent leptocephalus eel larvae

Please enjoy this Enoshima Aquarium footage of leptocephalus, eels (and similar kinds of fish) in their transparent larval phase. This stage can last longer than most other larval phases, from three month...

Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world

Kuroshio Sea is the main tank at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, on the Japanese island of Okinawa. When this video, shot by Jon Rawlinson and scored to Please Don’t Go by Barcelona, first went viral thr...

Enoshima Aquarium: Molting Japanese spider crab time lapse

The giant Japanese spider crab and its internet-classic molting video from Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan. The time-lapse was shot over six hours and is pretty incredible. More about these amazing creatures:  ...

Sea Otter vs. Ice: Rocks are perfect for cracking frozen food-filled ice

From the Vancouver Aquarium:  Sea otters usually prey on hard-shelled food — If they’re too hard to crack with their teeth, they’ll smash them open with, or against, a r...

Juno the Beluga Whale Likes Mariachi Music

Even if your kid has seen this on the interwebs or tv already, they might want to see it again. This Beluga Whale is named Juno and lives at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. And yes, Juno l...

Baby Octopus at the Vancouver Aquarium

The baby octopuses at the Vancouver Aquarium are now six weeks old and still going strong. They are dining on thawed krill in this clip, and sometimes have a tug-a-war over their food. Thanks, @Heywood.