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Cephalopod Week

It’s back! Cephalopod Week 2019 starts on June 21st.

Swimming Down The Runway: Finding A Model Species For Cephalopods

Want to learn more about cephalopods? Start by learning about bobtail squids.

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The Mysterious Swimming Habits Of The Ancient Ammonite

These extinct shelled cephalopods ruled the ocean for 300 million years. But how they swam and shaped the seas remains a mystery.

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Let's get squiddy with it!

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Love, Octopus-ly

Full-time biologist—part-time cephalopod matchmaker, Richard Ross invites us into his secret home lab where he studies the mating rituals of the lesser Pacific striped Octopus.

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I, Octopus

With thousands of chemically-sensitive suckers, color-changing skin, and a brain that literally stretches when they eat, octopuses seem like aliens living in our oceans.

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Caring for Cuttlefish

Using recycled soda bottles, modified cradles, and knowledge of each species’ husbandry, the Monterey Bay Aquarium staff have nurtured to adulthood 95 percent of the cuttlefish eggs spawned.

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Cephalopod Week Wrap-Up

A wrap of highlights from Cephalopod Week, and a check-in with SciFri education manager Ariel Zych and biologist Chuck Fisher aboard the exploration vessel “Nautilus.”

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Imaginary Friends

A guide to the world of imaginary companions.

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