Squidlies! (and some Octies, and Jellies...)
COCONUT OCTOPUS (Amphioctopus marginatus) lives in the sandy shallows where there is a decided lack of protection. It has solved this problem by gathering coconut shells that have been cast off by humans, and in doing so, has become one of the only Octopus ever observed to gather objects together and using them to create a shelter for itself. In this video at 0:55 you can see one carry its coconut across the ocean floor: www.youtube.com/...
Incredible video footage of ‘dancing’ Dumbo Octopus “Little is known about the deep-sea octopuses that live in proximity to the hydrothermal vent fields associated with the underwater volcanoes of the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. This video features the Grimpoteuthis bathynectes species. Sometimes nicknamed the Dumbo octopus, its ears are really fins that help it move through the water.”
Atolla Jellyfish - what a beautiful creature!
Homemade pet jelly fish. that's about the neatest thing EVER. I did this with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class. Told them to bring in a bottle and a bag. Some of the kids brought it in and the rest of the kids thought it was dumb. After we did this project, the kids who thought it was dumb, didn't think so anymore. Kids who made them, named them and love them at home now.
Jellyfish in a bottle
Octopus coming out of the book
Octopus tea pot. I think it should be an ornament!