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Bizarre parasite may provide cuttlefish clues

University of Adelaide research into parasites of cuttlefish, squid and octopus has uncovered details of the parasites’ astonishing life cycles, and shown how they may help in investigating populations of their hosts. 440 more words


My Project

“With it’s distributive brain, the octopus is like the internet, wheras we humans are stuck with individual CPUS.”

The cephalopods are the smartest group of marine invertebrates in the animal kingdom.

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Are Animals Conscious? I Dunno—Are We?

A study published by University of Lethbridge Department of Psychology professor Jennifer Mather in 2008 proposed, in summary, that “cephalopod molluscs may have a form of primary consciousness”—that they are “heavily dependent on learning in response to both visual and tactile cues,” “may have domain generality and form simple concepts” and seem “aware of their position, both within themselves and in larger space, including having a working memory of foraging areas in the recent past.” A 2013… 821 more words



I have long been an admirer of the octopus. As a small child in Long Beach, playing daily in the breakwater, my mother warned me against the unassuming creatures, telling me to stay away from the rocks where they lived. 300 more words


My name is Clement, for what it matters to you. I suppose my name is appropriate, I have much forgiving to do, firstly of myself. I am an octopus, if you were curious. 2,342 more words