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Video: Our Favorite Bites...So Far

Rick Steves | Posted 10.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're waiting to catch our early train out of the Italian Riviera. We have six days left in our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour and I've asked our grou...

High-Fiving Octopuses Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.14.2016 | Weird News

Octopuses are intelligent creatures, capable of learning from experience, maintaining short- and long-term memory, and even using tools such as coconu...

8-Armed & Devious: Clever Octopus Escapes From Aquarium And Into Ocean

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.14.2016 | Weird News

It's like "Prison Break" or "The Shawshank Redemption," except this escape story has an unlikely star: an octopus named Inky. The 8-armed wonder noti...

This Adorable, 'Ghostlike' Octopus May Be A New Species

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.03.2017 | Science

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - An underwater research craft has spotted a "ghostlike" octopus that appears to belong to a previously unknown species at...

Hawaii Family Travel: Sharks, Dolphins, Whales, Turtles, and Yoga

David Code | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
David Code

We swam with the sharks. Literally. No protective cage. On a gorgeous, sunny morning, my 16 year-old son Josh and I joined 5 others to board a boat...

Octopus Valentine's Day Sex Session Scrapped Over Cannibalism Fears

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science

Poor Kong. The Seattle Aquarium's octopus was due to spend Valentine's Day having sex, but the mating session was canceled over concerns he'd make his...

Raise a Tentacle for Cephalopod Awareness Days

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 10.08.2016 | Green
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

I once saw a male cuttlefish in a research aquarium position himself between another male and a female. On one side, the side facing the other male, a menacing pattern of dark bands flashed along the body sending a message, I assume, of his claim over the female.

Clever Octopus Vanishes Into Homemade Quicksand

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

Octopuses are the magicians of the sea. These 8-armed escape artists have been known to mimic sea snakes, open closed jars from the inside, and use co...

Fighting Corruption in Mauritania's Iron, Gold, Oil and Fisheries Sectors

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Ba Papa Amadou has played a leading role in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Mauritania for over eight years.

Liar's Poker in Africa: How Hidden Agendas Drive the Politics of Fish in Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.

This Tiny Octopus Hunts In A Very Strange Way

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Science

This little octopus is challenging just about everything we thought we knew about the eight-legged creatures -- including the way they hunt, mate, and...

Greenpeace Calls for End of Private Fishing Deals in West Africa, Questions E.U. Food Security Claims

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Till Bruckner

Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.

11 Fun Facts That Prove Octopuses Are All Kinds Of Astonishing

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green

Whether you know it or not, octopuses are incredible. They're some of the smartest creatures under the sea, they can change their appearance entirely,...

New Octopus Is So Cute That 'Adorable' Might Become Part Of Its Name

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science

The most adorable little octopus in the world looks like a cross between a Pac-Man ghost and a Pokemon creature. Just don't ask for its name becau...

What is it like to be an Octopus?

Boria Sax | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Boria Sax

To imagine yourself an octopus, you must perhaps divide your very consciousness into at least seven parts, six arms or more and a head. To imagine this, you might think of seven friends or brothers, so close that they seem to be "inseparable."

This Freaky Video Of An Octopus Chasing A Crab Will Make Your Skin Crawl

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green

"Resistance is futile."

Meet Rambo, The Octopus Who Takes Pictures Of Her Aquarium Visitors

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weird News

Question: Who has two eyes, can take eight selfies at once, and is an absolute sucker for underwater photography? Answer: Rambo. Rambo the octop...

Watch Octopuses Meet for Blind Date, Tricky Sex

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

On February 14, Hazel and Franklin will meet for a blind date. There is a good chance things will get heavy; it will likely be the first -- and possibly the last -- chance either has for sex in their adult lives. There is also a small chance Franklin will get eaten.

Incredible Seal vs. Octopus Battle Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

A battle between a harbor seal and a giant octopus is making waves on the Internet after photographer Bob Ianson captured the strange sight on camera....

We're Betting You Can't Spot The Octopus In This Video

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, one octopus in the Caribbean seriously upped the ante. In the video below, watch what happens w...

Scientists Spy on Sex Lives of Octopuses

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

Finding a human mate is difficult enough. We at least, however, have bars and online dating sites. For the octopus, things can be a little more challenging.

These Itty Bitty Octopi Have 8 Arms, Infinite Cuteness

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

Think puppies and kittens have the monopoly on cute? These baby octopi would beg to differ. Thanks to their bulbous heads, giant eyes, and teeny t...

Can You Cook Octopus at Home?

Ali Rosen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Octopus has become a restaurant standard on menus across the country and across cuisines. But for the home cook it still remains a bit of a mystery. Questions abound about where to purchase octopus; how to properly prep it; and how to actually cook it.

Mother Of The Year Has 8 Arms, Spends More Than Four Years Protecting Her Young

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If someone were to create an award for "mother of the year" in the animal kingdom, a remarkably de...

World Cup Sentiment Offers Insight into the Global Consciousness

John Bates | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Twitter mining is becoming the next big thing in algorithmic trading; with sentiment analysis being used to try to qualify and quantify the emotional chatter around a particular market.