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Documenting Cephalopods Part 1 It Started With A Spreadsheet

Well, it started with a list actually, well before that it started with months of familiarisation with the collections at Oxford University Museum of Natural History… 3,923 more words


Other Minds || Review

Book: Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith

Genre: Nonfiction, Philosophy, Science, Biology

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars) 517 more words

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On drawing maps for cephalopods

We were making aquariums out of materials that, while they looked appropriate, were perhaps not sturdy enough. There were three or four parts comprising each coffin-sized plexiglas case, but occasionally the filtration system was sending surges of too much water upwards at times, and we were concerned about leaving them in a room, filter on, alone. 78 more words

Writing | Reading


The Royal Society, a high powered English association dedicated to excellence in science, has just announced its Insight Investment Science Book Prize shortlist for 2017.  The award founded in 1988, celebrates outstanding popular science writing from around the world, written for non-scientist audience.   752 more words


Rescued octopus thanks rescuers

One octopus species can come on land. The other octopus species cannot survive that. Still, something special can happen with them …

This video says about itself: 139 more words


Traveling off and on again, and A Prayer to Talk to Animals by Nickole Brown

I’m out and about on and off for the next…four months! I’m sure I’ll do some blogging in that time, but in the near future I’ll be camping, so won’t have internet access. 334 more words

Interesting Interactions

The beautiful spiral

By Mark Carnall

At this year’s Oxford Festival of Nature I ran a spotlight session on cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, nautiluses and ammonites. 815 more words

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