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Just for Fun — A Whale and an Octopus in the Sky

As we descend into the depths of Autumn, even if has been an unusually warm Autumn, here are two YouTube videos reminiscent of summer, when even blue whales and giant octopus can fly in the clear blue sky. In the … Continue reading

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The Wonderfully Alien Octopus

The octopus is a strange and amazing creature, the most intelligent and agile of all invertebrates. (In May, we posted How Does an Octopus Keep Track of Eight Arms?) Recently, scientists mapped the octopus genetic code and discovered that it is … Continue reading

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How Does an Octopus Keep Track of Eight Arms?

The octopus is an amazing creature, the most intelligent and agile of all invertebrates. A look at new research on how they keep track of their eight arms. Smart Arms Control the Potential Chaos of Octopus Movement

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Happy World Octopus Day ! The Marvelous Mind of an Octopus

According to the folks at the National Aquarium, today is the tenth annual celebration of World Octopus Day.  Strange that I didn’t have it marked on my calendar.  In honor of this auspicious eight-legged holiday we are reposting a a … Continue reading

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British Navy Borrowing a Billionaire’s Octopus to Find A Battlecruiser’s Bell

Billionaire and philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is loaning his 126 metre superyacht Octopus to the British Royal Navy to mount an expedition to locate and raise the bell from the battle cruiser HMS Hood (51) sunk by the German battleship Bismark in the Denmark … Continue reading

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The Marvelous Mind of an Octopus, yes, an Octopus

This is an amazing presentation from a website called “everybody loves cephalopods.”  (I know that I do, usually lightly fried.)  I have to admit that after watching this excerpt from a 30 minute presentation by Maggie Koerth-Baker that I am indeed fascinated by octopus … Continue reading

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Paul, the Octopus Oracle, Retires On Top

Paul, an octopus, was a recent sensation when he accurately predicated the outcome of eight World Cup games in a row; as many games as he has legs.  Now the World Cup is over and Paul, a resident of the Sea Life aquarium … Continue reading

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Octopus Kills Shark

An odd and strangely fascinating video of an octopus killing a shark from NatGeo. It had been presumed that the sharks were the predator inthe octopus shark relationship.  Obviously that is not always the case. Octopus Kills Shark

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