Barnacles voice reminds me of a radio 4 presenter - he's supposed to be heroic and slightly posh I think.
Prof Inkling - slightly deformed octopus. The giant squid is his cousin so he's an octopus family member.
I suspect the girls arent mentioned in the opening titles as Twink and Dashi dont sound like particularly heroic names (unlike Kwazi and Peso ). Shellington otter doesnt get mentioned either in the opening titles - and he's a bloke. Its an ensemble piece.
Yes they are real. Take a look at the creature reports on CBeebies - they have a few clips of the actual creature in them.
As you might be able to tell, DS1 and DS2 are Octo-nutters so we watch alot of it in the dinky household...
Can anyone help me. I need a pair of octogoggles! They don't appear to be available as merchandise, so please: in which episode(s) do they appear please? I can then (hopefully) manufacture a pair for an avid 3 year old fan.
DH and I are both scuba divers and we've done a fair share of H&S at work and their working practices make us shudder. There's too many examples for me to bore you with share.
But to make the point I will point out that in one episode the Octopod is moved without doing a role count BEFORE. Tweak has pulled out a dangerously low-powered battery and when called away puts it back in, leaving the GUP looking safe to use, Peso doesn't tell anyone he is leaving the Octopod. There is no back-up radio when the power fails DH works at sea and made a cats-bum face.
We went to the Natural History museum in London recently and they had a marine section. DS was all 'giant squid!' 'look mummy, it's a vampire squid' 'puffer fish!' and I was all smug and not letting on to the clearly awed visitors around us that he'd learned it all from CBeebies