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noaasanctuaries: Say hello to the purple sea urchin! Found in West Coast sanctuaries like Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, these little urchins inhabit tide pools and kelp forests, where they eat algae like kelp, as well as other decayed matter. Have you spotted a purple sea urchin while visiting a sanctuary? (Photo: Chad King/NOAA)
We’re already counting down the days until next year’s Cephalopod Week. Make sure you check out @cephalopodweek for more cephalocontent from@sciencefriday as well as MBARI, @amnhnyc, @heycalacademy, and other inkredible organization...
explore-blog: Celebrate Cephalopod Week with Susan Middleton’s stunning photographs of marine invertebrates.
Is this a visitor from another planet? Very few aquariums in the world are displaying this bizarre species, which we first exhibited in 2012. Like many cephalopods, bigfin reef squid use pigmented skin cells, called chromatophores, to change color and pattern. Show More Summary
This Cuttlefish Dazzles - Science Friday: Senior Aquarist Bret Grasse chats with @sciencefriday about this captivating and colorful cuttlefish!
earth-photography-pics: Beautiful Earth
We totally get it—you’re so inspired by movies like Finding Dory or a visit to an aquarium that now you want your own Dory or Nemo. Keeping a fish can help you learn about caring for live animals and gain respect for aquatic life, but there’s a lot more to it than just fish + water + plants + food = aquarium. Show More Summary
cephalopodweek: Have you ever seen an octopus run before? From @sciencefriday: Crawling, swimming, squeezing, jetting—the range of movement available to an octopus is impressive. Yet some species occasionally choose to stand up on two arms and “run” backwards. Show More Summary
Calling all members–ready, set, NOM! Join us for our annual Picnic by the Bay and enjoy dining on our ocean-front decks or in front of your favorite exhibit.
cephalopodweek: dailydot: These #CephalopodWeek infographics shows everything you should know about squids It’s the third-annual #CephalopodWeek and we’re celebrating the cephalove for squids, octopuses, nautiluses, and cuttlefish! There...Show More Summary
TBT to one of our all-time-favorite videos featuring the ink-credible giant Pacific octopus!
pbstv: How do dolphins communicate? Cracking the code of the mammal’s whistles and clicks. More from PBS NewsHour.
crazycatlady569: Casper octopus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rWHuwWJv3c
Are you considering starting a home aquarium? Here’s some advice on how to do it the right way, courtesy of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory? and featuring our own Education Specialist, Claudia P. Tibbs!
noaasanctuaries: A day octopus or he’e mauli (in Hawaiian), sits pretty at Kure Atoll in Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument. Many cephalopods have special cells in their skin tissue called chromatophores that enable them to change color very rapidly. Show More Summary
Want to join the cephalopod decathlon? It’ll take some training—and a few extra body parts! See cephalopods walk, swim, and jet propel in our special exhibition Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.
nationalaquarium: Did you catch the cownose rays in the Inner Harbor last weekend? They’re seasonal visitors to the area! Learn more about their recent visit here.
cephalopodweek: smithsonianlibraries: Many cephalopods have the unique ability to change color and pattern. If you’ve ever been curious as to how they do it, the Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal has you covered. The source of this octopus image is The Cephalopoda by Carl Chun, which was translated from the German by Albert Mercado in 1975. Show More Summary
Pixar draws inspiration from California's Monterey Bay Aquarium for new movie "Finding Dory": Fintastic!
allcreatures: A photographer has captured a rare glimpse of a Bryde’s whale breaching the water’s surface and soaring through the air. Photographer Andy Murch was on a boat in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of La Paz, Mexico, when the whale breached the surface.