Category Archives: Cephalopods

Interview-Hannah Rosen & Humboldt Squid Communication

On April 18, 2015 I attended MARINE’s (Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education) Ocean Colloquium. There, among many interesting speakers, I heard Hannah Rosen speak about her research on Humboldt Squid communication at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. I … Continue reading

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Giant Squid Myths–True or False?

1. The eyes of the Giant Squid Architeuthis dux are the size of dinner plates. *TRUE* Giant Squid eyes are the largest in the animal kingdom. 2. The Giant Squid have tentacles 60 feet long. *FALSE* The longest measured dead … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Facts About Cuttlefish

1. Cuttlefish are cephalopods, not fish. Cephalopods include octopus, squid and nautilus. 2. Cuttlefish, along with most cephalopods, are the ocean’s most intelligent invertebrates. 3. Cuttlebone, found in the body of a cuttlefish, is used by pet birds to get … Continue reading

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Tentacles Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium contains many species of cephalopods from oceans around the world. Cephalopods include Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish, and Nautilus. Many species in this exhibit have never been on display before. I am a cephalopod … Continue reading

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10 Terrific Facts About Octopuses

1. The preferred plural of “Octopus” is “Octopuses” by cephalopod and octopus lovers. 2. Octopuses are considered the earth’s most intelligent invertebrate. They are also very dexterous, and can be taught to unscrew the lid to a jar to get … Continue reading

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