Octopus

Though it is well-known for its many arms, the octopus does not seem to know where those eight appendages are most of the time. “In the octopus, you have no bones and no joints, and every point in its...

Octopuses use their eight tentacles to envelop and shovel prey into their mouths. Special receptors on their tentacles help octopuses taste objects just by touching them, a new study found. This touch-taste...

Should anything ever compel you to lick an octopus’s arm, keep this in mind: That arm has all the cellular machinery to taste your tongue right back. Scientists have known for years that octopuses can...

Elusive ‘dumbo’ octopus is filmed in Java Trench 23,000 feet below the ocean surface, breaking the previous record for deepest octopus sighting ever  A team of researchers in Java observed...

Heidi the octopus is sleeping. Her body is still, eight arms tucked neatly away. But her skin is restless. She turns from ghostly white to yellow, flashes deep red, then goes mottled green and bumpy like...

The video that proves octopuses dream? Stunning footage shows one changing color in its sleep as scientists say they think it’s dreaming PBS documentary features a segment about an octopus named...

‘There are babies everywhere’: Octavius the lone octopus aquarium workers thought was male gives birth to thousands of babies Aquarium curator found tank holding ‘Octavius’ the...

Raw video: Rare Dumbo octopus spotted in the deep sea Scientists researching the Davidson Seamount off the coast of California spot a rare Dumbo octopus. Researchers made an unexpected discovery during...

Meet the ‘ghostly’ dumbo octopus: Rarely-seen white cephalopod captured on video off the coast of California E/V Nautilus team spotted the octopus while exploring near Davidson Seamount The...

A giant octopus that correctly guessed the results of Japan’s World Cup matches has been chopped up and turned into seafood. "Rabiot the octopus" gained a cult following by accurately predicting...