Today #leaveonlybubblesorg attended a presentation on 🐙 given by Dahab’s resident marine biologist @nourelsawy4, one of the founders of local marine conservation organization @projectazraq . Our minds were 🤯. Here are a few interesting things we learned:
1.) Once females produce eggs, they take care of them around the clock, even going so far as to stop eating completely. Because of this fasting, the females die around the time the eggs are ready to hatch. Woof, and we thought us modern women had it rough.
2.) During reproduction, the female can start swimming away with the males, ahem, member still inside her. Sometimes it breaks off which can make it difficult for the male to reproduce again. I guess that’s karma for the whole-dying-after-babies-hatching thing.
3.) To trick predators, octopuses can sever their own arm. Then grow is back again, sometimes in as little as 27 days.
4.) Both ‘octopuses’ and ‘octopi’ are correct pronunciations.
Project Azraq hosts marine presentations every Wednesday at 6pm at Blue Beach in Dahab. DM us for more details or if you want to attend!
Cool Octopus specimen in a glass dome. We also have Squid specimens available. I love the size, the shape, the detail of the tentacles.
I have always with agreed with Jacques Cousteau who said “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” The ocean has always been incredibly appealing to me. On the one hand, the Ocean can terrify me while I’m in deep water imagining what is observing me from below, and it can comfort and calm me like very few other things. #octopus #cephalopod #interiordesign #oceanlife #sealife #sea #ocean #kraken #underwater #ink #tentacles
Don't forget Fin's 3 courses for $35 is also available on Friday nights, all night long!
One of our delicious appetizers pictured is available for the Prix Fixe- Smoked Nordic Salmon with Yuzu Pickled Delicata Squash, Mixed Radish, Onion Chervil Cream, Pickled Ramps, Apple Mustard Puree!
Also, for this evening we have 3 Special Additions-
Confit Spanish Octopus Appetizer, Striped Bass with Little Neck Clams & House Made Linguine Entree, and House Made Lobster Raviolis Entree! Come on in and enjoy the night with us!
#octopus #capecod #finedining #seafood #delicious #prixfixe #smokedsalmon #pickledramps