Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Deep Ocean Discovery – Octopods and Squids

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Zoologist Mike Vecchione aired May 21, 2020, as part of the Smithsonian Science How series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Dive down into the dark and cold of the deep ocean to explore the octopods and squids that live there, with Mike Vecchione, a NOAA scientist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. He shares how he uses technology, such as telepresence and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), to study cephalopod species rarely or never seen before.

Teaching Resources

Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
3-5, 6-8
Learning Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Life Science