The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Aptly named for the male's kaleidoscope of vivid greens and blues, and their mantis-like shape, the peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) is an intelligent and formidable predator. Native to the warm Indo-Pacific waters, this mantis shrimp is a marine wonder. Not only is it one of the most captivating creatures of our seas, it also possess … Continue reading The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The Common Octopus

With their extraordinary camouflage techniques and ingenious defences, the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is one of the most intelligent of all the invertebrates. This species is a mollusc belonging to the class Cephalopoda, and is widespread in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. Their vast distribution is a testament to the octopus' ability to continuously adapt. The common … Continue reading The Common Octopus