Octopi and Squid
Nov 20, 2012
Giant Pacific Octopus Returns
Following in the footsteps (er, tentacles) of Caroline, meet Octavius, the new giant Pacific octopus at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Giant Squid Legend Lives
Inspiring authors and frightening sailors for centuries, the giant squid lurks somewhere between myth and reality. Zoologist Clyde Roper discusses the deep sea leviathan, separating fact from fiction.
Giant Pacific Octopus
The Giant Pacific Octopus is smarter than you might think. And at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Jorge Ribas watches one use its wits - and many arms -to get a snack.
Octopus Steals Video Camera Explained
An octopus grabbed Victor Huang's video camera from his hands as he was spearfishing - then took off. Why would an octopus do this? James Williams gets an explanation.
Octopus Mimics Flounder
New video shows an octopus disguising itself as a flounder. Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist Roger Hanlon talks to James Williams about the eight-legged impersonator.
Colossal Squid Makes Big Splash in Lab
The world's largest colossal squid specimen is being dissected in a New Zealand lab. James Williams looks at the findings.
Ocean Hall Swims to Surface
From a prehistoric shark to a giant squid, the Smithsonian's new Sant Ocean Hall lets visitors experience the briny deep in unexpected ways. Jorge Ribas takes a tour.
Called the chameleons of the sea, cuttlefish can change their skin color and texture to both confuse their prey and hide from predators. At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Jorge Ribas meets a few of these intelligent invertebrates.
Cuttlefish Wards Off Rivals
A cuttlefish male guards his mate against other males, changing colors to warn rivals.
National Zoo Keeps Animals Thinking
Food puzzles, habitat design and sensory training are just a few of the ways the Smithsonian's National Zoo enriches the lives of its animals. Jorge Ribas finds out more.
Giant Pacific Octopus
On the new Discovery series LIFE, animals big and small try to survive in the face of life's challenges - including the Giant Pacific Octopus. Jorge Ribas gets a closer look at these remarkable creatures.