Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes

Faculty: Ruth Hayes, M.F.A., and Pauline Yu, Ph.D.


Cephalopods (“Head-foot”)

Committing Identity Theft with the Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus

by M.B. Physiology The Mimic Octopus is a master of camouflage. They grow to about 60 centimeters long (2 feet), and their natural skin pattern consists of beige and brown bands, although they often display dark brown and white bands… Continue Reading →

Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Zoe Gregorio The Common Cuttlefish (Sepia Officinalis) is a part of the class Cephalopoda, order Mollusca making it a Cephalopoda Mollusca.[1]. The class Cephalopods are considered to be a part of the order Mollusks, so they have the same general… Continue Reading →

Octopus Light Sensing Apparatus

By Mary Paiten Madsen There are several key things that are fascinating about how octopuses see the world. Their eyes do not have corneas, relying on other features to protect and hold the iris in place. Despite being notorious for… Continue Reading →

Vampire Squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis V.S Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita Movements Animation

In this blog post, I will be discussing What I did for my final project. I compared the movements of the Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) and the Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita).  The Vampyroteuthis infernalis, or “vampire squid from hell” are… Continue Reading →

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