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Cephalopods, Crustaceans, & Other Shellfish

Cephalopods, crustaceans and other shellfish play important roles in maintaining healthy ocean systems. Cephalopods like the southern blue-ringed octopus and the vampire squid look other-worldly, while Atlantic blue crab and American lobster are the focus of major fishing industries.

Learn fun facts about how you can help protect your favorite octopus, crabs and more by clicking a species below.

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