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Collecting the deep sea animals of Monterey Submarine Canyon

Go behind-the-scenes with Stephanie Bush, postdoctoral fellow and expert on deep-sea cephalopods, as she dives down into Monterey Submarine Canyon via a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) camera. Her team is collecting s...

Enoshima Aquarium: An octopus unscrews a jar from the inside

This octopus can get itself out of a closed jar... well, it can open the jar lid. It actually doesn't seem to want to get itself out of the jar. This video was filmed by the folks at Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Ja...

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. 

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...

Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2013, director and animator Akiko McQuerrey created a Papa Cloudy stop-motion music video: Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant. Overfishing—catching fish faster than t...

The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

Yay!! for clear underwater footage of unusual animals, (yes, even when they’re busy eating each other for lunch), via jtotheizzoe: The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile Sit back and let your eyes soak up ...

The female Blanket Octopus, a clip from Oceans

Like an elusive, caped creature in the ocean, a female blanket octopus glides through the water. We know this video is of a female of the species because she is around two meters (6.6 feet) long. In contrast, the ma...

Red Octopus

Massive animal kites! From German and Czech photographers René & Radka, the photo/video series, Colors of the Wind. In addition to the red octopus above, we also liked this dancing lobster:  via Laug...

The incredible camouflage skills of the Mimic Octopus

Meet the mimic octopus, the first octopus found that impersonates other animals. Living in the tropical seas of Southeast Asia, it was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi. The octopus m...

Baby Octopus crawling around out of water

Suddenly walking octopus videos are all over the internet! This one stands out because it’s so very tiny and cute! There’s a bit more at Octopus Chronicles as to why they might be found out of the water. ...

The unusual locomotion of a boneless, 600lb octopus

This unusual locomotion video is too fascinating to not share: Behold how a boneless, 600lb octopus can fit through such tiny passageways. Another example here (swf/google video).

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.

Science Friday: Octopus Camouflage!

THAT camouflaged octopus! The story and science behind the famous animated gif.  From Science Friday.