The octopus inhabits the water along several coastal regions in temperate, subtropical and tropical areas, including alongside the western coast of Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and India. The creature is part of the mollus... More »

Ammonites are cephalopod mollusks that went extinct over 65 million years ago, according to Dinosaur Jungle. Ammonites are known for their spiral shells, but some had non-spiral shells. During medieval times, ammonite fo... More » Science Earth Science Geology

Two types of elephant seals exist in the world. One is the northern elephant seal, found in the Northern Hemisphere and often along the coast of California. The other is the southern elephant seal, typically living in th... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

Bluebell, Alabama, is a fictional town located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and is the setting for the TV show "Hart of Dixie." It is depicted in the series as a small town with lots of Southern hospitality. Rachel... More »

The octopus belongs to the phylum Mollusca in the Animalia kingdom. The phylum contains a large number of aquatic life forms in addition to the octopus, such as squid, mussels and oysters. More »

An octopus uses several methods to move through the ocean. An octopus in a hurry uses jet propulsion by rapidly contracting its water-filled mantle, the muscular sac that encloses its gills and body organs. The contracti... More »

A live octopus can be bought both in aquarium stores and ordered online to be delivered through the mail. Depending on whether you are hobbyist or a scientist, you can buy an octopus from various suppliers. Certain selle... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Octopi