cephalopods

Researchers Discover ‘Atlantis’ For Octopuses Off Australian Coast

Researchers Discover ‘Atlantis’ For Octopuses Off Australian Coast

Since hermit crabs are actually extremely social, octopuses typically earn the reputation as the true hermits of the ocean. These highly intelligent recluses seem prefer a lonely life in the wild, or if they’re in an aquarium, one in which they can cleverly, constantly toy with their human captors. But…

Octopus Eyes Are Crazier Than We Imagined

Octopus Eyes Are Crazier Than We Imagined

As if we needed more evidence that cephalopods are on the verge of a global uprising that will end in humanity’s destruction, our favourite tentacled invertebrates appear to have an insane visual system that allows them to perceive colour despite being technically colourblind. This, along with distributed brains and the…

Why This Adorable Australian Squid Cuddles For Hours After Sex

Why This Adorable Australian Squid Cuddles For Hours After Sex

Southern dumpling squids (Euprymna tasmanica) are natives of shallow, sandy Australian sea beds, and their small, squat bodies and huge eyes combine to make them one of the most frickin-adorable animals on the planet. They spend their days hiding under the sand, but at night they’re tenacious lovers.