THE COCONUT OCTOPUS Photograph by Mario Neumann (scuba.hamburg on Flickr) Amphioctopus marginatus, also known as the coconut octopus or veined octopus, is a medium-sized cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus.
The coconut octopus is found on sandy bottoms in bays or lagoons. It frequently buries itself in the sand with only its eyes uncovered.In March 2005, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, published an article in Science in which A. marginatus was reported to have a bipedal behavior. It is one of only two octopus species known to display such behavior, the other species being Abdopus aculeatus.
The sparkling enope squid (Watasenia scintillans) puts on a brilliant display of bioluminescence thanks to photophores, special light-producing organs all over its body that emit a deep blue light. The blue glow is thought to attract a mate and help catch prey.