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The octopus' suction cups are equipped with chemoreceptors so it can taste what it is touching.


I'm not a fan of octopus or squid but I can't deny the beauty in the pattern and what I can only assume to think is an interesting texture. The repetitive geometric design is so cool nature!

Champagne colored Bubble Coral (Plerogyra sinuosa), Anilao, Philippines by Matthew Meier

detailed view of champagne-colored Bubble Coral (Plerogyra sinuosa) . from Anilao, Philippines . by Matthew Meier Photography

Octopus by BarryFackler  via jraffunderwater

Ghost Octo by BarryFackler This octopus blanched almost entirely white as it scooted from one coral head to another.

My Oven Fried Okra recipe from The Speckled Palate mentioned at @Amanda of Wit & Whistle!


My Oven Fried Okra recipe from The Speckled Palate mentioned at Snelson Snelson of Wit Whistle!

exercicedestyle: “ Thorsten Scheuermann ”

Suction Seattle Aquarium USA - Nature Abstract Patterns - By focusing on the landscape textures he observes, the photographer Thorsten Scheuermann presents here an abstract series of very graphic photographs.

Catch The Stars ~ photographer detail24 @ deviantArt  #photography #octopus #myt

these creatures are so amazing to me! Mom has one birth experience and then dies in order for the many, many babies she mothered to have the chance at life! Quite a Mom.

Common octopus with eggs by TheLivingSea.com via Flickr

Once a female octopus lays eggs she devotes all her time caring for them. She does not leave their side. This sadly results in her death after her babies hatch.


In honor of World Octopus Day and Cephalopod Awareness Week, we're taking you behind the scenes with one of our favorite cephalopods: Cordelia, the National Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus.