Tons more Octo Hatchlings - Learn more at the MBI workshop -

Tons more Octo Hatchlings – Learn more at the MBI workshop

Un described octopus paralarvae…the scale at the bottom is millimeters.

 Too cute –  of a bunch of tiny octopus paralarvae hatched from an un described, small egged species at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. If you want to learn more about the current sucesses and challenges of cephalopod breeding, head on out to Bloomfield Hills, MI on July 28 for the MBI workshop. Cephs won’t be the only thing covered at the workshop, other talks include: Eric Cassiano – Success and complications in species-specific embryological and larval rearing, and future projects.
Todd Gardner – current breeding work at the Long Island Aquarium
Dan Underwood – Seahorse Breeding See you there! 

Octopus paralarvae just emerged from the egg

Rich Ross

About Rich Ross

Richard Ross currently works as an Aquatic Biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences, maintaining many exhibits including the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef. He has kept saltwater animals for over 25 years, and has worked in aquarium maintenance, retail, wholesale and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. Richard enjoys all aspects of the aquarium hobby and is a regular author for trade publications, a frequent speaker at aquarium conferences and was a founder of one of the largest and most progressive reef clubs in Northern California, Bay Area Reefers. He is an avid underwater videographer and has been fortunate to scuba dive in a lot of places around the world. At home he maintains a 300 gallon reef system and a 250 gallon cephalopod/fish breeding system, and was one of the first people to close the life cycle of Sepia bandensis. When not doing all that stuff, he enjoys spending time with his patient wife, his incredible daughter and their menagerie of animals, both wet and dry.
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