I asked @Bret Grasse MBA if we could have a few TONMO exclusives of some of their work on the Tentacles exhibit and he sent along these great images (sorry a bit late getting them up Bret the week before Xmas was a bit hectic and I just now realized I had not posted them yet).
Latimanus striking; This is an adolescent but currently we have a HUGE one on display
Wunderpus dancing (D - not much need for a title on this one )
Transporting a Histioteuthis (cockeye squid) on an ROV research vessel
Good luck with the pictures. I know they don't allow flash but not sure if you can take pictures without. If they allow no flash photography, be sure to take a tripod as the lighting is kept low (as reported by others -- I have not been ).
Published on Apr 16, 2015
This small but feisty flamboyant cuttlefish is unlike the rest, walking along the seafloor on arms and fins--and standing its ground when threatened. Flashing its hypnotic color scheme and pulsing its fins, this little cuttlefish can scare away the hungriest of predators. See this master camouflager in our Tentacles special exhibition!
I am lucky enough to volunteer at the MBA and have talked with Bret quite a few times, and I even got to go behind the scenes twice with a "private tour" of sorts! Seeing how they raise the animals is so amazing! And the nautilus have been laying eggs!
Published on Jun 25, 2015
Trying to attract a mate? It's all about flashing the right colors and patterns for these bigfin reef squid, who are pairing up and laying eggs on exhibit right now! Each female lays 1,000-6,000 eggs, which take approximately three weeks to incubate. Learn more:http://mbayaq.co/1oLgXK8