Meetings with Octopus Pt.2

I love the chance to photograph octopuses.  In  my last post I showed some images taken in the Mediterranean, featuring the Common Octpopus (Octopus vulgaris).  I realize, to my shame, I am not entirely sure which species I’m looking at in this series of images,...

RNN Episode 71 – Power of the Sun

Real life Vibranium, Octopus brains and the Power of the Sun. This week we catch up with the little progress Jeremy has made in plumbing his big tank and rubber-banding mushrooms, Peter is ready to take on this algae with a plan that still has a few kinks in the details but has all the makings for greatness! All this and more on Episode 71 of The Reef News Network! Listener Coupon Codes: Marine Depot 10% off your order REEFNEWS Reef Kinetics - $50 off ReefBot RKLOVES Upcoming Events: Reef-A-Palooza California - 8/17 & 8/18/19 Reef-A-Palooza Chicago - 10/19 & 10/20/19 Aquarium Care Center Bash - 8/24/19 Philly Splash - 9/14/19 CTARS Fragtoberfest - 10/26/19 Sponsors: Fritz Aquatics: Reef Breeders: Reef Kinetics: News: Jeremy: Although the nation of Wakanda exists only in the MCU as the home of Black Panther, researchers believe they have found a version of it underwater. And here, 260 feet below the surface in secretive reefs, the warriors accented with vibrant purple are FISH. Previously unknown, the fish species lives in dark coral reefs, called "Twilight Zone" reefs, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. The fish are known as fairy wrasses. Their scales are so deeply pigmented that the deep purple remains even during the preservation process, when color is usually lost. The fish were discovered by scientists participating in the California Academy of Sciences' Hope for Reefs initiative, which aims to research and restore coral reef systems. - R2R thread - Peter: Octopus, squid and cuttlefish -- collectively known as cephalopods -- have strange, massive, distributed brains. What do they do with all that neural power? Dive into the ocean with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, who shares astonishing footage of the camouflaging abilities of cephalopods, which can change their skin color and texture in a flash. Learn how their smart skin, and their ability to deploy it in sophisticated ways, could be evidence of an alternative form of intelligence -- and how it could lead to breakthroughs in AI, fabrics, cosmetics and beyond. - Main Topic: Ok so this is a really interesting topic that there aren't many articles on. The question at hand is, can natural sunlight be used in a reef tank? Well, we know that it works in nature, right? So why not your system, why is sunlight (direct or indirect) just an algae outbreak waiting to happen? Isn't the sun what we are trying to emulate? This week we will cover all of these questions and shed some light on this subject! Mike Paletta videos: Outro: Please like our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as subscribe to the Podcast Reef News Network: Reef News Road Trip: Listener Calls: Go to: click the tab on the right side of the page to leave us a voicemail. Reviews/Ratings: Reviews and Ratings help us reach new heights and continue to produce quality content, let us know how we are doing.

The Octopus’s Garden

When Ringo Starr penned the Beatles’ 1969 song, reporters said he was inspired by a story, told to him by a fisherman, about octopus gathering shells and rocks to create ‘gardens’. I’ve never been particularly fond of the Beatles, but I do rather like...

Deep-Sea Octopus

Good morning, sorry about the text this morning, I’m having a weird formatting issue making me hate Word Press even more at this point.. I have four beautiful deep-sea octopus for you this morning all found in the Caribbean, many found living in discarded bottles and all found by the Smithsonian Institution and Substation Curacao. Some of these are tiny and I guess they would have to be if they were living inside an bottle. Scientists from the Smithsonian now believe that these small octopus grab little hermit crabs and carry them back to their private bottle homes were they can eat without being disturbed that is unless a 2.5 million dollar submersible happens to pass by. Also many of these amazing creatures were found at or around the 850 foot mark so many of these you see here could be new species, we will again have to wait and see what the Smithsonian scientists come up with as far as DNA goes. I am running late for a long mtb ride, talk to again soon… Barry NEWER POST:

Cephalopod Week is BACK

Cephalopod Week has just kicked off with this new video, featuring Richard Ross, his secret home aquarium/lab, and some great footage and information about breeding octopuses - specifically, octopus chierchiae, the lesser Pacific striped octopus.