October 8-12 are International Cephalopod Awareness Days!
This adorable deep-sea cephalopod (pictured below) flaps its ear-like fins as it moves through the water--a behavior that’s earned it the name “Dumbo octopus,” after Disney’s flying elephant. In fact, there’s an entire family of “Dumbo octopuses,” with more than a dozen species, observed in oceans worldwide. These are some of the deepest-dwelling octopuses, known to sit on or skim the seafloor at depths of up to 13,000 feet, and to feed on prey like bristleworms by swallowing it whole. “Ear-flapping”--or, more accurately, fin-swimming--is just one of the several ways they can move; and sometimes, they just drift along.
American Museum of Natural History, thank you for posting something so fascinating, beautiful, and something new for me to learn about every single day.
Let's not forget their extinct cousins the ammonites, the belemnites and the baculites!
Any resemblance with some pac-man game characters is purely coincidental
Japanese tsunami transported hundreds of species to the United States and Canada, as this video reveals
Hundreds of marine species native to the Japan coast have been washing ashore on Hawaii and the West Coast of the U.S., according to new research published in Science magazine. The animals--nearly 300..
Today, the Museum's fan favorite exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory returns with 500 live fluttering insects. Interact with butterflies and moths inside a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with tro..
Christmas is coming... and we can't wait!
Travel back in time to a magical Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu with Montagu family pantomime rehearsals, craft activities, carols and more.
Don’t let their body shape fool you: sea lampreys aren’t eels, they’re jawless cartilaginous fishes with a suction-cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth. Some of the 40 species are parasitic, biting down ..
The Palace House guides went on an exciting outing this month!
Read on to discover how Beaulieu is connected to Longford Castle in Salisbury...
Who will be watching a Bond film tonight to celebrate #GlobalJamesBondDay?
Make sure you also pay a visit to Beaulieu to see the Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day!