It’s a rough life. With no shell, octopuses are a delicious boneless morsel, just waiting for some big something or another to gobble them up. This bite-size snack uses its ability to hide, squeeze into the tiniest of hiding places, and its brains to find something to eat, and avoid being someone’s dinner. Join us as we consider the octopus, along with its relatives the squid and cuttlefish; their intelligence; and where they came from.
We talked a bit about the vOICe today. So here’s a link to the website, where you can learn more about it, or download a copy to play with.
Here are a couple of articles about octopus and their intelligence.
Here’s an article about cephalopod vision.
Here’s an article about the cephalopod brain.
Here’s something on an octopus fossil find.
And just because it’s nifty, here are a couple of things on squid that will shoot out of the water, and then glide just above the surface.
Here’s Phil’s news link.
And here’s the news bit I found.