Make #CephalopodWeek Last All Year

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All good things must come to an end, and #CephalopodWeek is no exception. But take heart! Before we close out this celebration of some of the world's most astonishing invertebrates, we're highlighting some of great content that this event inspired. 

Museum Curator Neil Landman narrated this video lesson on ammonites—ancient, shelled cephalopods that prospered in prehistoric seas.


Our colleagues at Science Friday explored both the biology and psychology of octopuses (not octopi!) in this video.

Meanwhile, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) assembled a remarkable highlight reel of cephalopods from around the world. 

And back at the Museum, Curator Mark Siddall gave viewers around the world a personal look at the giant squid specimen held in our collections, courtesy of Facebook Live.

Giant Squid Specimen

Housed in a steel tank, the Museum's giant squid specimen is 25 feet long, including arms but not including tentacles.

 © AMNH/C. Chesek


To get your fix of these tentacled treasures during the other 51 weeks of the year, you can check out more videos from the Museum, Science Friday, and MBARI in on the our #CephalopodWeek playlist, which you can enjoy any time.