2021 AMI Online Salon

The Common Octopus Mating Anatomy

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Lucy McCroskey
  • Client: Dr. Stephen Nimrod
  • Copyright: Lucy McCroskey, 2020
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
  • Final presentation format: PowerPoint Graphic for Lecture
  • Primary Audience: Undergraduate Marine Biology Students

Project Description

This illustration was one of many created during my role as a remote intern for the Center for BioMedical Visualization at St. George’s University which is physically located on the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. The School of Arts and Sciences is often underserved and the goal of the internship was to strengthen visual communication support for the Biology, Ecology and Conservation Departments. For this piece, the educational purpose was to help students in an undergraduate Marine Biology course visualize how the anatomical features of the common octopi specifically interact while engaged in mating. It was part of a series of illustrations displaying the external and internal anatomies of the common octopus that is native to the Caribbean Region.