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Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born

Virginia Beach - A remarkable video showing the birth of a Caribbean reef octopus at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has been viewed more than 1 million times on social media.

Octopus inspires S. Korea 'breakthrough' adhesive patch

Seoul - The clinging power of octopus tentacles has inspired a breakthrough new adhesive patch that works on wet and oily surfaces with potentially huge medical and industrial uses, according to South Korean researchers.

Inky the octopus breaks out of aquarium, crawls to freedom

Inky, a common New Zealand octopus, made jailbreak from the National Aquarium in New Zealand, slithering out of a slight opening at the top of his tank, across the floor and down a 50-meter drainpipe and vanishing into the sea.

Boy found with octopus lodged in throat released from hospital

A two-year-old Kansas boy who had an octopus lodged in his throat was released from the hospital, police say. Prosecutors have not yet determined whether to press charges

Sy Montgomery honored as 2015 'National Book Award' finalist

Acclaimed author Sy Montgomery was named a finalist for the "National Book Award" for "The Soul of an Octopus" in the nonfiction category.

Octopus seen leaping out of water to catch crab - Video

A flying octopus? Well almost! This amazing video from Australia shows an octopus leaping out of the water to catch a crab for its dinner.

Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submersible

A two-man Greenpeace team in a small Dual Deep Worker submersible in the Bering Sea had the surprise of their lives when their submersible was attacked by two Humbolt squid. They were able to video-tape the whole event.

Octopus skin inspires sophisticated camouflage sensors

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. Inspired by the octopus, researchers have created sheets of sensors with a temperature-sensitive dye to mimic cephalopod camouflage.

Severed octopus arms still show signs of awareness

It’s evident that octopus intelligence is unlike any other animal we have seen. The octopus’s arms continue to remain alert, reacting to pain, long after they have been removed from the octopus’s body.

Engineers inspired by octopus silent propulsion system

A team of German scientists develop a silent propulsion system for boats and submarines based on the natural movement of octopuses.

Video: Controversy over diver's giant Pacific octopus kill

A diver, Dylan Mayer, 20, sparked an uproar in the diving community after he killed a giant pacific octopus at a popular dive site in Puget Sound, West Seattle and took it home for dinner in the presence of other divers who protested his action in vain.

Pavlik the octopus ready to predict winners for Euro 2012

Not only is Pavlik ready, he is apparently also going to be channeled by Yvonne the cow. Get ready to run to the bookmakers!

Op-Ed: Greece needs foreign tourists, not scaremongering headlines

As the Greek debt crisis unfolds into Greek tragedy the nation's tourism bookings are falling. Yet away from the center of Athens Greece remains the same wonderful holiday destination and shouldn't be written off.

Psychic octopus Paul going into retirement

Now that the World Cup is over, people around the world have been wondering what the beloved, psychic octopus Paul will do next.

Psychic octopus Paul beats parakeet for World Cup prediction

Now everyone knows which one is the most reliable psychic creature on the face of the planet. Paul the octopus beat Mani the ringnecked parakeet in predicting the correct outcome of the World Cup final.

Paul the Octopus predicts Spain to win World Cup

Germany's psychic octopus's latest choice has predicted that Spain will defeat the Netherlands in the Football World Cup final.

German fans want to eat World Cup psychic octopus Paul

German fans are upset and calling for psychic octopus Paul's head after he successfully predicted Germany's defeat to Spain in the World Cup semi-finals.

Psychic octopus predicts Germany's defeat to Spain in World Cup

Paul, the psychic octopus, is back at it again. This time it does not look good for his home team of Germany in their upcoming semi-final match against Spain.

World Cup: Octopus Paul predicts Spain over Germany

Paul the psychic octopus predicts that Spain will defeat Germany in World Cup semifinals on Wednesday. But it has been wrong before.

Indonesian octopuses are first to be documented using tools

Scientists were "blown away" after observing octopuses in the waters off Indonesia using coconut shells as both protection and as hiding places.

Census of Marine Life finds common ancestor of octopi in Southern Ocean

The Census of Marine Life is a huge long term operation, with 2000 scientists from 82 countries. As the oceans come under increasing pressure, its work is becoming even more impressive as it uncovers answers to some real mysteries.

Study: Octopuses Lie, Cheat and Kill for Sex

Marine researchers from the University of California have found octopuses acting strangely wild and violent. They have found ample "jealousy murders," octopus spies and a rare sex encounter among the octopuses found in Indonesia.

12th century pottery found by octopus

People just don’t seem give credit where it’s due. Archaeologists have shamelessly taken the kudos for a massive discovery off Korea of up to 2000 pieces of rare pottery found by some industrious octopi.

Invisible Mimic Octopus, Amazing Video

Amazing Invisible Octopus video.

Octopus escapes through 1 inch hole

This is an uncanny ability of a creature with no bones, or at least a traditional skeletal structure.
 

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Aerial view of Manhattan s Battery Park and Financial District. Photo taken in 2010.
Aerial view of Manhattan's Battery Park and Financial District. Photo taken in 2010.
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Inky  the octopus version of Houdini.
Inky, the octopus version of Houdini.
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The octopus in question.
The octopus in question.
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Nautilus from the front showing mouth apparatus. Palau  Micronesia. Photo by Lee R. Berger
Nautilus from the front showing mouth apparatus. Palau, Micronesia. Photo by Lee R. Berger
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Octopus seen capturing crab on dry land
Octopus seen capturing crab on dry land
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Joseph Reginella art project in New York s Battery Park.
Joseph Reginella art project in New York's Battery Park.
Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum
Paul the  psychic octopus  picks Spain to beat Germany in the semifinals of 2010 World Cup
Paul the "psychic octopus" picks Spain to beat Germany in the semifinals of 2010 World Cup
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Takoyaki (Fried Octopus Dumplings) in Osaka Japan
Takoyaki (Fried Octopus Dumplings) in Osaka Japan
A baby octopus similar to the one found in a Wichita  Kansas 2-year-old s throat
A baby octopus similar to the one found in a Wichita, Kansas 2-year-old's throat
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Octopus hanging up to dry
Octopus hanging up to dry
Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born.
Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
The Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus).
The Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus).
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