A new study by Ziegler and Sargony (2021) has demonstrated how non-invasive methods can be used to record and catalogue new species of megafauna. Traditional methods including collecting specimens to handle physically which, aside from killing the specimen, can also damage the structures of the organism - impairing proper scientific understanding. While non-destructive imaging techniques have proven effective in describing novel species of small organisms this is the first time it has be utilised for a deep-sea megafauna, the cirrate octopus - Grimpoteuthis imperator.
A recent study in the journal of Marine Biology has tested a different method of investigating social behaviour in octopuses. Traditionally octopuses have been seen as asocial creatures that ignore others of their species (conspecifics) but recent discoveries of aggregations or groups of wild octopuses such as: algae octopuses (Abdopus aculeatus), Graneledone octopuses, Muusoctopus octopuses, Caribbean Reef Octopuses (Octopus briareus), Atlantic pygmy octopuses (Octopus joubini), Octopus laqueus, Common Sydney octopuses (Octopus tetricus) and Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis.
Cephalopod Hallucination | Alien Intelligence 4K ~ 4 years searching for cephalopods and this is what I've seen. Location filmed: Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and Canada.
The 'Rolling in the Deep' series takes us to the beautiful reefs of Solomon Islands. This beautiful destination has a little bit for everyone. Reefs, Fish, Critters, Wrecks, and topside cultural experiences. I hope you enjoy the short film. Please comment on what you like, and certainly feel free to share.
"WARNING: If you don't like Sharks, Snakes or Tentacles, this film isn't for you :)" Filmed and edited by Marcelo Johan Ogata Gear used: bugDreamer.com/gear #bugDreamer Another incredible video by the underwater wizard at bugdreamer.com
4k Anilao Critters from Diving Video Dive Trip to Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, March 2015 - Bueco Anilao Resort and Dive - Blackmagic Camera 4K in Nauticam Uw [...]
Rolling in the Deep - Episode #6 - Milne Bay from Dustin Adamson
Deep-sea octopuses like this amazing one in the genus Grimpoteuthis (~17 species) are sadly nicknamed "dumbo octopuses" (after the Disney character) and are [...]
Rolling in the Deep - Komodo - Macro from Dustin Adamson
RIP Mike, you will be deeply missed. From TED Talk: Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus
This remarkable behavior was discovered just a few months ago; a black-marble jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) following and mimicking a mimic octopus in [...]
The Aquarium of the Pacific's Director of Education and our Director of Cephalopods, Dr. James Wood, found two amazingly cooperative two-spot octopuses (Octopus [...]