octopus

A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s bottom dwellers. The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on the decaying beaks of squid, octopi,...

Some of us eat with our eyes and talk with our hands. Under the right circumstances, our hearts may even sing. We live in busy times. Even our body parts have to be multitaskers. Some animals go beyond metaphor, and have body parts that actually do double duty. Last week, Weird & Wild reported about...

Some of us eat with our eyes and talk with our hands. Under the right circumstances, our hearts may even sing. We live in busy times. Even our body parts have to be multitaskers. Some animals go beyond metaphor, and have body parts that actually do double duty. Last week, Weird & Wild reported about...

Female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) sometimes bring a little extra baggage to a relationship—in the form of a dead male’s sperm. A new study shows that one in four wild guppies in Trinidad and Tobago are fathered by the sperm of dead males. Some of these sperm have been stored for long enough that these males...

Female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) sometimes bring a little extra baggage to a relationship—in the form of a dead male’s sperm. A new study shows that one in four wild guppies in Trinidad and Tobago are fathered by the sperm of dead males. Some of these sperm have been stored for long enough that these males...