Let's get squiddy with it!
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.
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.
We’re bringing the cephalo-party to L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, and New York!