Let's get squiddy with it!
Get a cephalopod story in your inbox every day, for all of cephalopod week. Plus, this year we worked with an artist to create a coloring challenge!
We’re suckers for a good coloring book page. If you are too, try our all-ages cephalopod coloring challenge!
For Cephalopod Week, two researchers explain the newest science about the fancy tricks and ineffable weirdness of these animals.
Plus: What squid have to do with Instagram filters.
This June, Cephalopod Week is back, with another eight days to cephalo-brate our favorite many-armed friends!
A week-long celebration kicks off with some trivia on the origins of squiddy words.
These extinct shelled cephalopods ruled the ocean for 300 million years. But how they swam and shaped the seas remains a mystery.
Want to learn more about cephalopods? Start by learning about bobtail squids.
They talk about octopus behavior, fossilized cuttlefish ink, and proper cephalopod grammar.
We’re submerging again for eight days of celebrating the mighty mollusks of the ocean.
Explore the deep, color-changing iridophore and leucophore layers of cephalopod skin to see they use light to camouflage themselves.
Celebrate amazing cephalopods with STEM resources for kids of all ages.
Known since Aristotle, no one understood the argonaut octopus—until a 19th-century seamstress turned naturalist took it upon herself to solve its mysteries.
In the first major underwater film production, three key inventions helped create an iconic scene featuring an impossibly large cephalopod.
We wrap our tentacles around our cephalo-bration of octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus, and other undersea friends.
Recreating this impressive feat of camouflage takes only a balloon and a bit of duct tape.
Like a kraken rising from the depths, Cephalopod Week is back!
Let’s get kraken.
In 1940, John Steinbeck helped catalog wildlife in the Sea of Cortez. Now, a new creature lurks beneath the ultramarine waters.
Stephanie Bush, a scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), suggests that squids might use ink to attract a mate, repel a predator, or even confuse their prey.
Octopus researchers help kick off our annual Cephalopod Week celebrations with a look at the octopus, from its genes to its outlook on life.
A new study reveals surprising mating, dwelling, and feeding behaviors in one rare species of octopus.
Watch footage of a live octopus to model different ways that these animals can camouflage themselves by changing their body’s texture, shape, size, and color.
The elbowed, spindly appendages of the bigfin squid have long stunned the public. But scientists say there is more to this deep-sea dweller than its ghostly appearance.
We’re bringing the cephalo-party to L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, and New York!
How do you measure cephalopod intelligence? What is the largest cuttlefish? And other questions for a cephalopod scientist.
Learn about octopi’s dietary preferences, how to raise cephalopods, and more from staff at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.