• A Blue View: Survival Skills of the Elusive Giant Squid

    The giant squid sounds like the stuff of myths—and it is. Since the 12th century, this massive underwater cephalopod has been chronicled in tales of a “Kraken” attacking sailors and destroying whole ships with its gargantuan set of tentacles. But unlike most mythical creatures, the giant squid actually does exist—only it’s not the boat-crushing monster depicted in legends. Read More

    Published 10/6/2015

  • Happy World Octopus Day!

    In honor of World Octopus Day and Cephalopod Awareness Week, we're taking you behind the scenes with one of our favorite cephalopods: Cordelia, the National Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus. Read More

    Published 10/8/2014

  • Happy Cephalopod Awareness Week!

    For the next five days, we’ll be joining octo-enthusiasts from around the world in celebrating Cephalopod Awareness Week. Read More

    Published 10/6/2014