Posted by: Chris | June 27, 2011

An Octopus’ Nursery Under the Sea

The big cover story last Sunday in my local paper was Local diver captures octopus birth on video. It had been covered earlier by the paper’s nature blog.

Please share these incredible videos with your children:

The diver, Laurynn Evans, had submitted to NPR’s Krulwich Wonders Sciencey blog. Though I must correct Mr. Krulwich, the dives were not quite in the Pacific Ocean. They were done in Elliot Bay in Puget Sound, a kind of fjord, and the Olympic Mountains separate the city from the ocean.

Inspired by the video of the hatching of thousands of baby octopuses, a musical group in Portland, OR submitted their own musical paper puppet show, Cephalomama:



  1. I thought PZ Myers might enjoy this, so I sent him a link. He posted back. You might see traffic go up today :-), hope you don’t mind.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: