Cephalopods of the Lembeh Strait

Do you know exactly what a cephalopod is? Does the term cover everything with arms and tentacles? The name cephalopod is derived from Greek with “Cephalo” meaning head and “Pod” meaning foot. This is because all cephalopods have large heads which house their brains and organs and it is connected...
April Fool – with the Mimic Octopus

This month we have been thinking about aquatic April Fools and the “Critter King of Confusion” award goes to the mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus). This master of mimicry is famous for its ability to fool other critters with Oscar worthy displays and impersonations but how much do you know about...
The Blue-ring Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.) in Lembeh, Indonesia

The star of this video is the blue-ring octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.), infamous for its deadly venomous bite and loved for its photogenic appearance and pulsating rings. This video lets you get up close and personal, showing the tiny blue-ring octopus mating, carrying eggs, fighting, hunting and displaying their all-round awesome...
Critters of the Lembeh Strait | October Highlights

October’s highlights video features awesome footage of a flamboyant cuttlefish carefully placing her eggs underneath a coconut shell half and an extremely rare golden tripod fish juvenile (Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer) - a first for us here! Sascha also filmed two Godiva rachelae nudibranchs engaged in some odd behaviour - mating dance?...
Critters of the Lembeh Strait | September Highlights

September's highlights video features favourite stars such as the ornate ghost pipefish (there were so many around this month!) clown frogfish and mimic octopus. Be sure to also watch for the shrimp dancing on the eye of a snake eel (does it tickle?) and a close up of the iris of...