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Rare Kissing Octopus Unveiled For the First Time

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Rare Kissing Octopus Unveiled For the First Time

Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Date: 06 March 2013 Time: 10:18 AM ET
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Unlike other octopus species, Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate in an intimate clinch with their beaks and suckers pressed against each other
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And unlike other octopuses, where females have a nasty habit of eating their partners during sex, Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate by pressing their beaks and suckers against each other in an intimate embrace.The beautiful creature can also morph from dark red to black-and-white stripes and spots and can shape-shift from flat to expanded.The sea dweller will be on display starting today (Mar. 6) at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.”I’m thrilled that Academy visitors will have the opportunity to view this fascinating animal up close in the aquarium, where they’ll see just why its beauty, unique mating technique and social habits are intriguing the cephalopod community,” said Richard Ross, a biologist at the California Academy of Sciences, in a statement. (more…)

The Myth of Giant Squids! – Fact or Fictional w/ Veronica Belmont

The Myth of Giant Squids! – Fact or Fictional w Veronica Belmont from Richard Ross on Vimeo.

Mar 1, 2013

This week Veronica visits the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco to learn about gigantic cephalopods. How big is the squid?! Special thanks to Richard and the guys over at the Academy for letting us come play with the sea creatures!http://www.calacademy.org/

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