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octopus

[ok′təpəs]
any of numerous carnivorous marine mollusks having eight tentacles.

Octopus®

Heart surgery An anastomosis site restraining device designed to immobilize a specific area during minimally invasive “beating heart” CABG. See Beating heart surgery, Percutaneous coronary angioplasty.

octopus

a mollusc in the order Octopoda which has eight legs and eats crustaceans and shellfish.

blue-ringed octopus
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Research by Michael Oellermann, Hans Portner and Felix Mark at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, looked at how octopods are able to supply oxygen to tissues in freezing temperatures.
The researchers compared the properties of blood pigment haemocyanin, responsible for oxygen transport, of Antarctic, Temperate and Warm-Adapted octopods.
The Grand has 40 tickets to give away to one lucky nursery or reception class as part of The Octopod Challenge.
The Octonauts follows an underwater exploring crew made up of stylized anthropomorphic animals, a team of eight adventurers who live in an undersea base, the Octopod, from where they go on undersea adventures with the help of a fleet of aquatic vehicles.
Chipper The Octonauts are an eightmember team of adventure heroes, equipped with a fleet of aquatic vehicles who rescue amazing sea creatures, explore Club incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their home base, the octopod.
The lack of hard structures and the soft bodies of octopods, which often are poorly preserved and, as a result, badly distorted after death, plus the high phenotypic plasticity they exhibit, which allows them to change their body pattern in color and texture as an expression of their behavior, lead teuthologists to use molecular data to discriminate taxa, find cryptic species in several regions of the world, and place uncertain specimens in the correct genus or species (Soller et al.
The seas where octopods live sparkle with constellations of bioluminescent fish, squid, crustaceans, and other creatures.
Ageing octopods from stylets: development of a technique for permanent preparations.
1996) examined the diet of juvenile Opakapaka from the nursery in Kaneohe Bay and discovered that it was composed of crustaceans (shrimps and stomatopods), gelatinous organisms (salps and heteropods), nekton (fishes and squids), and benthic organisms (demersal octopods, echinoids, and microgastropods).
Prey lengths and weights were calculated from otolith lengths for fishes, from lower rostral lengths for squids, and from lower hood lengths for octopods (Tables 3 and 4).
Previous DNA sequence diversity and phylogenetic relationships of octopods have been investigated using the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (mtCO I), mtCO II, mtCO III, 16S rRNA gene (Carlini & Graves1999, Carlini et al.