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A Fisherman and Conservationist: A Kenyan Fisherman Restores Corals for 40 Years

By Jennifer O’Leary and Arthur Tuda Pascal Yaa is a small-scale octopus fisherman who has been fishing the coral reefs off Mombasa, Kenya since 1968. As a spear-fisher, Pascal swims the reefs daily with a mask and snorkel. Recently, he has been disturbed by what he is seeing. Increasingly, fishing nets and boats are damaging…

Watch Nat Geo’s Roundup of Best Octopus Videos

What better way to mark International Octopus Day than with a roundup of some of our favorite octopus videos. Watch as they battle it out with other sea creatures.

The Coral Triangle: Amazon of the Oceans

Home to over three quarters of the world’s coral species, The Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. It encompasses an area half the size of the United States and harbours more marine species than anywhere else on the planet. From Borneo down to the edge of the South Pacific, the Coral Triangle has some of the most breathtaking underwater landscapes, but the majority are buckling under the pressures of overfishing, resource extraction and climate change. Text and Photos by iLCP Fellow James Morgan.

Crazy Deep Sea Critters From Nautilus

See photos and video of some of the most charismatic creatures spotted so far on the latest journey of exploration aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Nautilus.

Why Don’t Octopuses Tie Themselves in Knots?

A self-recognition system ensures octopus arms remain tangle-free, according to a new study.

Mozambique Expedition: Octopus Bites and Tiny Explorers

A group of young local underwater enthusiasts called the Nemos Pequenos inspire the Pristine Seas team with their interest and excitement, and an esteemed scientist is bitten by an octopus, in this update from Mozambique.

Photos: Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

A bristle-cage worm, a sea lily, and an orange octopus are among species hauled up from Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea for the first time.

Singing Penis, Hearing Feet Among Nature’s Repurposed Body Parts

Elephants that hear with their feet and insects that sing with their penises are among species that repurpose their body parts.

Blue Blood Helps Octopus Survive Brutally Cold Temperatures

The characters from the Great Gatsby aren’t the only blue bloods in the news lately. Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany have found that a specialized pigment in the blood of Antarctic octopods allows them to survive temperatures that often drop below freezing. It’s all down to a…

Sperm Hoarders: Why Animals Store Semen

Some female animals—including fish, snakes, and octopi—store sperm in their reproductive tracts for years after mating. But why?