I love the Today I Found Out YouTube channel, and today's video has both octopodes and stories set in my hometown of Seattle, Washington. What's not to love?
YouTube channel Man About Cake gives a detailed tutorial on how to make this amazing octopus wedding cake. Although, honestly, there is not nearly enough actual cake in the cake...
The wizards at the Monteray Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) capture a giant Haliphron Atlanticus on film, eating a jellyfish. This is only the third time in 27 years that a MBARI ROV has captured the Haliphron on camera.
When three different people send me the same video within a matter of hours, you know I'm going to post it here...
That submarine doesn't stand a chance!
The new trailer for Kong: Skull Island just dropped, and it gave me a very pleasant surprise. Check it out at one minute and 51 seconds in. Blink, and you will miss all the lovely, lovely tentacles.
"That there's some pure evil you kids unleashed, and it ain't gonna stop killin' until it gets what it wants."
"And, what DOES it want?"
"To keep killin'!"
So my wife and are watching The Santa Clarita Diet, when a character mentions a YouTube video about a kitten and an octopus. You know I had to look that up.
(title by way of Mike Posner)
Check out this video of tourist Andries Bik, whose GoPro gets stolen by an octopus in Ibiza:
This video, courtesy of Pink Tank Scuba, shows an octopus putting on an amaing display of color-shifting and puffing up. Very cool.
Here is the teaser trailer for an awesome faux-80's sci-fi film currently seeking funding on Kickstarter:
A window display in Vancouver:
Friendship is magic.
It's an octopus and his teddy bear. You know that old saw.
Oh the sweet synchronicity when one of my favorite websites discovers my favorite obsession.
Check out this clip of the terrifying boat attack from the classic 1977 film Tentacles. (NOTE: In this case the word "terrifying" might not exactly be the correct description.)
Check out this scene, which was inexplicably deleted from the final release of The Goonies.
Behold, the Octobot (source: Ars Technica):
Check out this cool video of a diver in Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands!
Here's a video of a Giant Pacific Octopus grabbing a quick snack. Yummy.
Lately Disney seems to be marketing directly to me. Check out this trailer for Moana, coming out this fall. In particular, check out around the 18 second mark as Maui battles a giant octopus. Yay!
...and then there's the time an octopus stole a GoPro from a diver in order to take a selfie:
Here's a video posted by E/V Nautilus just a few days ago of a really cool pink octopus who has an amazing membrane between the tentacles that balloons up. It's really amazing to watch.
I spent my morning at a Honda dealership getting my car serviced, and saw this cool commercial. In particular, check out the 45 second mark where a lovely cephalapod makes an appearance.
Pixar released a new trailer today for Finding Dory, and not only does it include Hank (the octopus voiced by Ed O'Neill) but also a surprise bonus cephalapod. It's like they made this movie just for me!
Well dang it, looks like it's time for me to put down the guitar, stop practicing the piano, and switch to playing the Lamaze Octotune.
I am not sure who this commercial is targeted towards (besides me), but I am so happy it exists.
A trainer in New Zealand was able to teach an octopus to take photos of aquarium visitors. My favorite quote from the the article: "When we first tried to get her to take a photo, it only took three attempts for her to understand the process. That’s faster than a dog. Actually it’s faster than a human in some instances."
Check out these awesome robotic octopodes from the Seattle Aquarium!
Here's a cool little two-minute documentary on the mimic octopus.
Director Andrew Stanton and actor Ed O'Neill reveal the startling fact that Hank the Septapus has been hiding in plain sight in ever Pixar movie since 1995...
I gotta say, this octopus has it all figured out. Just sit in one spot, and wait for dinner to come to you.
Submitted by reader Approximately Everyone, here is a brand new octopus discovered this month in the deep waters off the coast of Hawaii.
Here is the trailer for 1955's It Came From Beneath the Sea. Truly the heyday of giant animals run amok.
I dig the fancy balloon octopus, but it's really the kid that makes the video for me.
Recently diver Andrew Harring capture this great footage of a blue ring octopus hunting in the waters off of Mabul in Malaysia.
Last week diver KC Nayfield filmed this this gorgeous octopus in the Maldives. She goes through all kinds of amazing color changes, it's a beauty to watch.
It's a robot. It's an octopus. Hooray!
"If the octopus sees his shadow, folks, we have six more weeks of calimari..."
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Posted by ABC7NY on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Why did the octopus cross the plexiglass tube? To see what was on the other side!
When I proposed, all I had to do was take my lady to Disney World and find the perfect spot (Haunted Mansion). This poor guy has go on an actual underwater quest to rescue the ring from a voracious shark. Good thing he has the help of an adorable octopus.
Sent in by reader Lori DeFuso, video proof that ocotpodes are much better swimmers than crabs. Also: I never knew that crabs could swim.
Here's a cute little guy who becomes very attached to a snorkler.
Back in 2009, when Slumdog Millionaire was sweeping it up at the Oscars and Heath Ledger was setting the world on fire as the Joker, this little French film was nominated for Best Animated Short. It shoulda won.
Last week spectators in Japan were given the special treat of seeing a giant Humboldt Squid surface in Toyama Bay. I am not nearly as fond of squid as I am of octopodes, but this dude is pretty cool.
Check out all the amazing color and texture changes throughout this entire video. I love early on, where the octopus gives herself a white racing stripe.
Reader Jan Taylor sent in this video of Montgomery, a giant pacific octopus at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Montgomery's favorite activity is when they use the watering can to pour water on him. You can see him watching, and then flaring out his legs to catch the water as it comes down. This is one happy octopus.
Our Giant Pacific Octopus Montgomery enjoys his watering can. This is his favorite enrichment toy so far!
Posted by Aquatic Animal Health Program on Friday, December 11, 2015
Okay, so they're not really lips, it's just a funnel. But it sure makes her look all prettied up, especially with the bioluminescent tips to the tentacles. I know, it's a squid and not an octopus, but I thought this video was pretty cool anyway.
BBC One captures some great footage of an octopus taking a stroll across the beach to check out some other tidal pools.