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tentacritters:

11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008
 Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction. 
 The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts. 
 A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work. 
 “It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos. 
 “We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.” 
 Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with. 
 “Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.” 
This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

Babies

I was watching a documentary talking about what a strange anomaly cephalopod intelligence is, because typically intelligent, intuitive animals learn things either by forming social groups to exchange skills and ideas or by living long enough lives to try things and gain experience. But octopus are both solitary and short lived, they don’t teach each other things, they figure them out independently and alarmingly rapidly.

THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING.

OH MY GOD THERE’S AN OCTOPUS AT THE AQUARIUM I WORK AT TOO AND SHE ALSO RE ARRANGES HER TANK AND SHE PLAYS WITH LEGOS

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11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008

Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction.

The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts.

A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work.

“It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos.

“We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”

Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.

“Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.”

This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though
scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

Babies

I was watching a documentary talking about what a strange anomaly cephalopod intelligence is, because typically intelligent, intuitive animals learn things either by forming social groups to exchange skills and ideas or by living long enough lives to try things and gain experience. But octopus are both solitary and short lived, they don’t teach each other things, they figure them out independently and alarmingly rapidly.

THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING.

OH MY GOD THERE’S AN OCTOPUS AT THE AQUARIUM I WORK AT TOO AND SHE ALSO RE ARRANGES HER TANK AND SHE PLAYS WITH LEGOS

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High Tide- Animation Short

I swear this is the cutest thing ever

Ugh what an adorable twist <3

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#animation #cute #ocean 

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#gif #ocean 

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#weather #ocean #clouds 
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colossaltitan:

Meet Ventricaria ventricosa. It’s algae. It’s found throughout the ocean, especially in tropical regions. Grows out somewhere between 1.5 and 2 inches in diameter.
this is terrifying because it’s a single-celled organism. that green blob is one cell. Just one cell. What on earth. like
big organelles inside? no. just a TON of them. tons of microscopic organelles floating around inside one of the biggest single-celled organisms in existence. I want to poke it with a stick

wow nature, big deal. if i wanted to see a thin-skinned oily rank-smelling blob that never does anything useful but still manages to meet the technical definition of life i’d look in a mirror

monetizeyourcat:

colossaltitan:

Meet Ventricaria ventricosa. It’s algae. It’s found throughout the ocean, especially in tropical regions. Grows out somewhere between 1.5 and 2 inches in diameter.

this is terrifying because it’s a single-celled organism. that green blob is one cell. Just one cell. What on earth. like

big organelles inside? no. just a TON of them. tons of microscopic organelles floating around inside one of the biggest single-celled organisms in existence. I want to poke it with a stick

wow nature, big deal. if i wanted to see a thin-skinned oily rank-smelling blob that never does anything useful but still manages to meet the technical definition of life i’d look in a mirror

@10 months ago with 13296 notes
#nature #algae #awesome #science #ocean 

Between the Waves
1898
Ivan Aivazovsky

Between the Waves

1898

Ivan Aivazovsky

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#painting #art #ocean 

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#clouds #weather #ocean 

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#weather #clouds #ocean 

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engineeringisawesome:

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.

Inhabitat

engineeringisawesome:

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.

Inhabitat

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tentacritters:

11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008
 Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction. 
 The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts. 
 A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work. 
 “It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos. 
 “We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.” 
 Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with. 
 “Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.” 
This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

Babies

I was watching a documentary talking about what a strange anomaly cephalopod intelligence is, because typically intelligent, intuitive animals learn things either by forming social groups to exchange skills and ideas or by living long enough lives to try things and gain experience. But octopus are both solitary and short lived, they don’t teach each other things, they figure them out independently and alarmingly rapidly.

THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING.

OH MY GOD THERE’S AN OCTOPUS AT THE AQUARIUM I WORK AT TOO AND SHE ALSO RE ARRANGES HER TANK AND SHE PLAYS WITH LEGOS
3 weeks ago
#biology #octopus #ocean 

Between the Waves
1898
Ivan Aivazovsky
3 months ago
#painting #art #ocean 
6 months ago
#animation #cute #ocean 
6 months ago
#clouds #weather #ocean 
6 months ago
#gif #ocean 
8 months ago
#weather #clouds #ocean 
8 months ago
#weather #ocean #clouds 
9 months ago
#weather #ocean #clouds 
monetizeyourcat:

colossaltitan:

Meet Ventricaria ventricosa. It’s algae. It’s found throughout the ocean, especially in tropical regions. Grows out somewhere between 1.5 and 2 inches in diameter.
this is terrifying because it’s a single-celled organism. that green blob is one cell. Just one cell. What on earth. like
big organelles inside? no. just a TON of them. tons of microscopic organelles floating around inside one of the biggest single-celled organisms in existence. I want to poke it with a stick

wow nature, big deal. if i wanted to see a thin-skinned oily rank-smelling blob that never does anything useful but still manages to meet the technical definition of life i’d look in a mirror
10 months ago
#nature #algae #awesome #science #ocean 
engineeringisawesome:

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.

Inhabitat
1 year ago
#science #nature #environment #recycling #ocean