Robson, 1925, collected 2008, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Gift of the Ministry of Fisheries, 2007. Te Papa (M.190318)
Colossal squid have eyes the size of soccer balls, and can weigh up to 700kg. That's a lot of calamari!
Elusive and mysterious by nature, ordinary people are revealing the secrets of the UK's octopuses.
In 2012 scientists succeeded in filming for the first time ever a giant squid in its natural habitat.
Searching for animals thought to be extinct – or fictional – is difficult, painstaking and often disappointing. But new technology like drones offer hope of a boom in biological discovery.
A new study shows cephalopods edit messages from their DNA, allowing them to adapt faster to their environment.
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Cephalopods are able to adapt rapidly to changing conditions.
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The myth of a monstrous giant squid prowling the oceans has persisted for centuries but scientists have been able to reveal the truth behind the stories.
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Eyes and wings are among the most stunning innovations evolution has created. Remarkably these features have evolved multiple times in different lineages of animals. For instance, the avian ancestors of…
In the featureless open ocean, perceiving distance can often prove an issue for divers and marine animals alike. A recent…
The sexual activity of the southern bottletail squid involves choosy females eating losers’ ejaculate.
In romantic circles, reproduction is viewed as a harmonious venture between the sexes. After all, if you aim to produce the best offspring possible, wouldn’t it also be best to cooperate with your partner…
New insights have been made into how male southern bottletail squids produce the greatest number of offspring. The female…
In order to pass on their genes, southern dumpling squids engage in up to three hours of mating with each partner, which…