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An Octopus Bite and a Visit From Mozambique’s Youngest Ocean 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?