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When is a giant octopus not a giant octopus?

A new story doing the rounds earlier this week reported on a ‘foolhardy’ dolphin that suffocated whilst trying to eat a giant octopus. You can read the story here at… 1,274 more words

Popular Science

Cuttlefish lays eggs, video

This 9 May 2017 video shows a common cuttlefish laying eggs in the Oosterschelde estuary in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Diver Bert Peters made this video. 58 more words

Environment

The courting cephalopods of the East China Sea

How the artistic oval squid uses its changing skin pattern to communicate with lovers and competitors, and the researchers who have deciphered their language for the first time. 555 more words

Science

[book review] Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

There’s a popular myth that octopi are literally aliens. The truth is actually more interesting: they are tremendously intelligent — comparable to a human toddler or a very smart dog — but their “mind” is spread throughout their body, with neurons in their eight arms. 450 more words

Books

An Octopus Brain

Octopuses are remarkable. They are incredibly smart, considering that they are invertebrates.  For example, they are able to recognise the shape and paradigms (rough and smooth) of different objects, they have a spatial memory and are able to solve problems. 675 more words

Non Classé

Thanks For Dropping By...

Thanks for coming…you’re welcome…come by again…

Yes, sadly The Benthic Week is all over. There has been laughter and tears, music and dancing and an overconsumption of jelly (or jell-o if you will). 164 more words

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