Northern Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa)
Octopuses, derived from the Greek for ‘eight-footed’, are members of the cephalopod class which also includes the ancient nautilus and the ‘ten-footed’ squid and cuttlefish. These cephalopods, unlike most other molluscs, have evolved to live without the protection of a hard shell. They have instead developed complex behaviors based on camouflage, escape mechanisms and various intelligent strategies for survival. Visit the portfolio page to learn more.