Milstein Science Series

Incredible Oceans

April 19, 2015

Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus can pretend to be a variety of poisonous sea animals, scaring off predators.

(C) AMNH/5W Infographics/P. Velasco


In conjunction with the Museum’s Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species exhibition, this program will examine the life cycles and adaptability of the oceans’ most unique creatures. Hosted by Museum Curator Mark Siddall, co-curator of Life at the Limits, this event features Tierney Thys, National Geographic Explorer and marine biologist at the College of Charleston; Christine Huffard, senior researcher at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; a musical performance by Michael Hearst from his album and book Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals; and a live animal presentation with Jarod Miller, host of Animal Planet’s “Pet Finder.”

The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.