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Our special exhibit featuring the astounding lives of octopuses, squid and cuttlefishes is now open. We’re so excited that we’ve dedicated this board to our love of all-things-armed-or-tentacled. Get ready for cephalopod overload!
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Wave your tentacles in the air! Meet many-armed denizens of the deep in our Tentacles exhibition—and try to count all the suckers on our giant Pacific octopus! (Photo: Charlene Boarts)

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My, what an ancient shell you have! The nautilus is a living link to the past—this cousin of the octopus hasn’t changed much in 150 million years. To control its buoyancy, the nautilus pumps fluids in and out its shell chambers, which are connected by tubes called "siphuncles."

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How many colors can you count on this kaleidoscopic bigfin reef squid? Like many cephalopods, they shift colors to attract mates or intimidate competition. You'll never see the same pattern twice!

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Did you know we have an Instagram? Follow us @montereybayaquarium! Photo: @marikamem.

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Need a hug? Just put our wallpaper on your computer screen for your daily cephalopod squeeze!

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Now on exhibit: the largest cuttlefish we’ve ever displayed! This broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) is the size of a football, and has an oversize attitude to match. “They’re pretty feisty!"

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Otherworldly, unique and under pressure. The nautilus has survived for millions of years—but the future is uncertain for this animal with a sought-after shell. Come see them in our Tentacles exhibition!

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Swordtail squid (Chiroteuthis calyx). Photo by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Pharaoh cuttlefish © Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Miss these masters of disguise? We did! Glad to say we once again have pharaoh cuttlefish on exhibit in Tentacles.

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