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An Antarctic octopus that lives in ice-cold water uses an unique strategy to transport oxygen in its blood, according to research published in Frontiers in Zoology. The study suggests that the octopus's specialized blood pigments could help to make it more resilient to climate change than Antarctic ...
Blue blood on ice: How an Antarctic octopus survives the cold
Octopus in deep blue sea
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deep blue sea - such a beautiful animal!
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Reef octopus lazily swimming along...
Baby Octopus from NOAA Ocean Explorer Photostream on Flickr
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A baby octopus just hatched from its egg and mama cephalopods guarding their clutches are some of the adorable sea creatures discovered in deep canyons offshore of the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer, a ship operated by the Na
A baby octopus explores the seafloor in Veatch Canyon, offshore of Nantucket, Mass. The deep sea species, Graneledone verrucosa, lives throughout the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Odd Octopus: What It's Like to Be a Clever 8-Armed Creature | LiveScience. A baby octopus (Graneledone verrucosa) moves across the seafloor in Veatch Canyon. Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.
Octopus from NOAA Ocean Explorer Photostream on Flickr
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An octopus strikes a pose for the remotely operated vehicle near Shallop Canyon. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.
An octopus grapples with the arm of a deep sea vessel
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Octopus is curious about NOAA equipment.
Expedition to the Deep Slope 2006: May 31 Log
This stunning octopod, Benthoctopus sp., seemed quite interested in the DSV Alvin’s port manipulator arm. Image courtesy of Bruce Strickrott, Expedition to the Deep Slope.
Mapping the great unknown: the ocean floor
A dumbo octopus uses his ear-like fins to slowly swim away
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dumbo octopus swimming with its tentacles all curled up - aww (deep sea gifs from popular science)
Identified as the biology highlight of the cruise by many of our scientists and viewers alike, this dumbo octopus displayed a body posture that has never before been observed in cirrate octopods.
The Okeanos Explorer expedition, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ended this week. Using the sub's high-def camera, the scientists captured footage of parts of the ocean floor never before seen by humans, including ancient shipwrecks, unidentified species, and rare geology. Ten gifs of a few of the unique creatures encountered by the Okeanos.
New Images From The Deep Ocean | Popular ScienceNew Images From The Deep Ocean A 21-slide show of animals found in the abyss. NOAA scientists completed a three-week exploration of the ocean floor. Here's a glorious breakdown of what they saw. Fascinating. A transparent purple sea cucumber that swims where its kin grub up mud for food. A dumbo octopus. Bright yellow jellyfish. A community of oil-eating animals. Debris from a shipwreck. A nice little exploration of the deep sea. Going in Animals.
A dumbo octopus uses his ear-like fins to slowly swim away
Octopus as seen from a remotely-operated vehicle, a kilometre beneath the ocean's surface, off the coast of Scotland.
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STRANGE ANIMALS: UK's deep sea mountain life filmed
UK's deep sea mountain life filmed
From Emily Winfield Martin's (aka Emily Apple's) Portfolio, "Kraken Underneath" 2013.
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Kraken Underneath Print 8x10 by theblackapple on Etsy, $16.00- agh!!!
Kraken Underneath Emily Martin (The Black Apple)
From Emily Winfield Martin's (aka Emily Apple's) Portfolio, "Eight Arms for You" 2013.
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"Eightarms Low" - Emily Winfield Martin
Eight Arms for You by Emily Winfield Martin (The Black Apple) #creepycute #halloween
Emily Martin- Black Apple
Above and below the sea
One of the most wondrous and scary things about swimming out deep is the mystery of what's swimming beneath you. Little does she know, those little toes are about to get tickled! This borderless print measures 8"x10", and arrives ready to pop into any standard 8"x10" frame or matte. Specifics: The print is reproduced from a painting by me, Emily Martin. It is printed on a lovely matte Epson paper. I experimented with many different papers before I settled on this one: It is archival, ...
Tentacled Server Cake Stand
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Tentacled Server Cake Stand... Perfect for my octopus cakes!
FH's dream cake stand.
Tentacled Server Cake Stand. I wish this was a coffee table!
If we ever hosted an 'Under the Sea' party this would be our dream pedestal for sweets or appetizers. Tentacled server cake stand bhldn.com 248.00
A very unusual cake stand for your wedding cake with tentacled legs. Great for a beach wedding theme.
i don't need this but i do need this. tentacle food display.
Tentacled Server Cake Stand
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Mason Parker of Mason’s Creations has made a very cool stained glass octopus chandelier with detachable, light-up tentacles. "This lamp measures approximately 4′ across. Each detachable tentacle has lights inside and would be about 30″ long if you stretched it out straight. Recently SOLD, but I am making another soon. $18,000."
LAMP OF THE UNDERWATER GODS - Stained glass masterpiece #steampunk #stainedglass #craft #artisan
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stained glass octopus chandelier by Mason's Creations. Would never go in my house, but it's still cool.
17th-Century Octopus Contessa Holding Her Beloved Squid, oil painting by Omar Rayyan, 2011
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"Contessa with Squid" - oil on panel, 18x24 - Omar #3d character #3d char
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CONTESSA WITH SQUID (Art print).
No idea the artist or name of painting. But I am intrigued .
17th-Century Octopus Contessa Holding Her Beloved Squid, Artist: Omar Rayyan
The Big One Art Print by Jay Fleck - $16.12
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The Big One Stretched Canvas by Jay Fleck - $85.00
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Encounter Under a Blue Moon Art Print by Jay Fleck |
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The Big One Art Print. I would love something like this for my boy's room.
Wonderpus Octopus, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
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How businesses can learn adaptability from nature.
Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
Greater Blue Ring Octopus, Indonesia Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
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The amazing octopus!
Mimic octopus in shallow waters near the Great Barrier Reef; image courtesy of Darren Coker
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Mimic Octopus. Coolest animal ever.
Mimic octopus,Great Barrier Reef,Australia. These implausible creatures were only first discovered by scientists in the 1990s in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since then, the mimic octopuses have been found in various waters around that island country, but not too much farther afield. They are generally active during the day but live primarily on obscuring sandy or muddy sea floors—down to about seven meters.
Mimic octopus documented in Australia; image courtesy of Darren Coker
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Mimic octopus documented in Australia; image courtesy of Darren Coker interesting article as this creature can mimic other sea life
the mimic octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, is perhaps the most bewildering one.Now found in home on Great Barrier Reef. While most known octopuses are able to change color and shape for camouflage, mimic octopuses can also impersonate other animals to deter would-be predators. These implausible creatures were only first discovered by scientists in the 1990s in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Mimic octopus,Great Barrier Reef,Australia.Of all the amazing octopus species out there, the mimic octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, is perhaps the most bewildering. While most known octopuses are able to change color and shape for camouflage, mimic octopuses can also impersonate other animals to deter would-be predators. They can contort their bodies and long, striped arms to look—and swim—like other (less edible) sea life, including lionfish, sole and banded sea snakes.
Albino Octopus: A new species discovered near hydrothermal vents on the Antarctic Sea floor, an area lacking sunlight, but rich in minerals.
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Ghostly white Octopus found the Antarctica's ocean floor
Albino Octopus: A new species discovered near hydrothermal vents on the Antarctic Sea floor, an area lacking sunlight, but rich in minerals. #Octopus #Antarctica #Albino_Octopus Could be a rad white ink tat.
'Lost World' of Sea Creatures Discovered Near Antarctica OXFORD, England – Scientists doing their first exploring of deep-sea vents in the Antarctic have uncovered a world unlike anything found around other hydrothermal vents, one populated by new species of anemones, predatory sea stars, and piles of hairy-chested yeti crabs. It was "almost like a sight from another planet," said expedition leader Alex Rogers, a professor of zoology at Oxford University. Even in the eye-popping world of deep-sea vents, the Antarctic discoveries stand out, with the unfamiliar species of crabs found crowded in piles around the warm waters emanating from the seafloor. Many of the animals found at the vents have never been found at hydrothermal vents in other oceans, Rogers said. "To see these animals in such huge densities was just amazing," Rogers told LiveScience.
An all-white octopus found on the ocean floor in Antarctica. Pic: Oxford University. Robot subs uncover strange new underwater world near Antarctica Among the creatures found by the team from the University of Oxford, University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey, are new species of yeti crab, starfish, barnacles, sea anemones, and a potentially new species of octopus which is pure white.
Kraken The colossal octopus: a drawing by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort (1801) (based on descriptions by French sailors). Mythology Norse Grouping Legendary creature Sub-grouping Sea monster Country Greenland Habitat Greenland Sea Length 50 m
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Kracken, mythological sea monster. Colossal octopus by Pierre Denys de Montfort.jpg. The legend may actually have originated from sightings of real giant squid that are variously estimated to grow to 13–15 m (40–50 ft) in length, including the tentacles. These creatures normally live at great depths, but have been sighted at the surface and have reportedly attacked ships.
The Kraken Probably no legendary sea monster was as horrifying as the Kraken. According to stories this huge, many armed, creature could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's main mast. A kraken would attack a ship by wrapping their arms around the hull and capsizing it. The crew would drown or be eaten by the monster. What's amazing about the kraken stories is that, of all the sea monster tales we have, we have the best evidence that this creature was based on something real. Tales of a huge, many armed, headed or horned sea creatures exist from ancient times. The Greek legend of the Scylla, a monster with six heads that Odysseus must sail past during his travels, is an example of this tradition. In 1555 Olaus Magnus wrote of a sea creature with "sharp and long Horns round about, like a Tree root up by the Roots: They are ten or twelve cubits long, very black, and with huge eyes..." Although the term kraken is first found in print in Systema Naturae (Carolus Linnaeus - 1735), stories about this monster seem to date back to twelfth century Norway. These tales often refer to a creature so big that it is mistaken for an island or series of islands. Even as late as 1752, when the Bishop of Bergen, Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan, wrote his The Natural History of Norway he described the kraken as "incontestably the largest Sea monster in the world" with a width of one and a half miles. The Bishop also noted that the animal had starfish type protuberances: "It seems these are the creature's arms, and, it is said, if they were to lay hold of the largest man-of-war, they would pull it down to the bottom." Despite this Pontoppidan says that the most danger the kraken represented to ships came from the disturbance it made as it came to the surface or whirlpool as created as it descended below. Because fish were attracted to the vicinity of the kraken, he also notes, Norwegian fishermen would often fish over the creature, despise the risk to their ship and their lives. An octopus-like kraken attacks a sailing ship. Later Kraken stories bring the creature down to a smaller, but still monstrous, size. Though early descriptions of the animal give a more crab-like appearance, by the 18th century it started showing up in drawings as a giant, many armed cephalopod (like an octopus or squid). In 1802 the French scientist Pierre Denys de Montfort stated in his book on the natural history of mollusks that the creature encountered by Norwegian sailors was the kracken octopus. Montfort even suggested that there was even a larger type of octopus than this, the colossal octopus that had been known to attack sailing vessels. The Kraken of legend is probably what we know today as the giant squid. While a colossal octopus might also fit the description, the squid is thought to be much more aggressive and more likely to come to the surface where it might be seen by man. Though giant squids are considerably less then a mile and a half across, some are thought to be large enough to wrestle with a whale. On at least three occasions in the 1930's they reportedly attacked a ship. While the squids got the worst of these encounters when they slid into the ship's propellers, the fact that they attacked at all shows that it is possible for these creatures to mistake a vessel for a whale. Is it a Kraken or a Giant Squid? Could a large squid, say a hundred feet long and weighing two or three tons, attack a small ship by accident and capsize it? Given that some ocean crossing vessels at the time were very small (for example, Columbus's Pinta was only 60 feet in length), it certainly seems a possibility. Allegedly this is what occurred to sailing ship of the coast of Angola in the 17th century and the incident inspired the drawing at the top of the page.
I actually found my tattoo idea in picture form!
up from the deep blue
Kraken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matt Kaplan for National Geographic News December 15, 2009 Octopuses have been discovered tip-toeing with coconut-shell halves suctioned to their undersides, then reassembling the halves and disappearing inside for protection or deception, a new study says.
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the growing evidence for octopus intelligence
Posing with mobile home
An octopus that uses coconut shells as portable armor is the latest addition to a growing list of animals that use tools. The veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) apparently can stack discarded coconut shell halves just as one might pile bowls, sits atop them, makes its eight arms rigid like stilts, and then moves the entire heap across the seafloor. These soft-bodied creatures perform this ungainly "stilt walking" to use the hard shells for shelter later when needed. The Veined octopus.
Octopus inside coconut (Roger Steene) strange and unusual animal behaviour under the sea
"Bizarre" Octopuses Carry Coconuts as Instant Shelters
diver with octopus
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My favorite sea animal
"onward human-- to glory!" #humor #cleanhumor #octopus #english #svelte
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Perfect size octopus to be my best friend/pet. I'm pretty sure they don't live very long, though. Which is possibly the saddest thing | http://pet-boy-339.blogspot.com
Giant Pacific Octopus, photo by Schristia
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Giant Pacific Octopus (schristia) ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life l" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-l/
Giant Pacific Octopus At Underwater World, Singapore. | They are the strongest and most amazingly intelligent animals. The way they change colors! Awesome!
one of my favorite animals, simply for their beauty in art in images and on canvas.
Octopus with big dreams and high ideals :)
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I want to live, under the sea, in an octopus's garden with you.
cover art of Arrivederci Mostro - Ligabue
Pour l'idée d'une ville mobile en pleine mer - Album cover design by Paolo De Francesco
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Sea monsters are sea-dwelling mythical or legendary creatures, often believed to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. Sea monsters are sea-dwelling mythical or legendary creatures, often believed to be of immense size.
Octopus art. Artist: Paolo De Francesco. Apparently, it was originally the rejected artwork for the album cover of 'Arrivederci, Mostro', by the Italian singer-songwriter Luciano Ligabue.
The name of the artist is: Paolo De Francesco. Apparently, it was originally the rejected artwork for the album cover of 'Arrivederci, Mostro', by the Italian singer-songwriter Luciano Ligabue. It was based on Swedish photo-manipulator Erik Johansson's 'Fishy Island' (2009).
Octopus - caretta156 via cutestlife. Found inside of a scallop in Baja.