When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in physical touch. A group of scientists recently wondered whether this drug might have a similar effect on other species—specifically, octopuses, which are seemingly as different from humans as an animal can be. The results of their experiment, in which seven octopuses took MDMA, were “unbelievable.”
Paul the psychic octopus
Paul the “psychic” octopus, who has become a global star after correctly forecasting all six of Germany’s World Cup games, will predict the final, but only if his hefty workload has not exhausted him.
Sea Life Of Fondo Marino de Palma de Mallorca
Scientists are developing a robotic octopus that will be able to search the seabed with the same extraordinary dexterity as the real eight-legged cephalopod. With no solid skeleton, the robot would be the world’s first entirely soft robot, say researchers.
Wow this octopus is good
While persons with dissociative disorders, or multiple personalities, have been known to have as many as 100 personalities, they have not been known to morph into totally different creatures — except in the movies, of course. But one cephalopod, the Indo-Malayan octopus, totally transforms itself into at least 15 different sea animals. So far, at least, the Indo-Malayan octopus is the ultimate biomimic — life imitating life. Continue reading… “The Mysterious Mimic Octopus”
Amazing Octopus Footage
Nice video of a mimic octopus. They can also immitate other creatures like crabs and fish, this species was not even discovered until the 90’s because any sightings were assumed to be something else.
Only a real sucker would wear these suckers
I enjoy jewelry as much as the next lady, but I am not too sure I want to wear octopus either in my ears or on any part of my body.
Arrow 1 points to the spermatophore groove of the
inserted hectocotylus. Arrow 2 points an oviducal gland
They flirt, hold hands and guard their lovers jealously — yet they don’t even have bones. The love lives of octopuses are far more complex than anyone thought, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, reported.