Eight (or More) Reasons to be Amazed by the Octopus

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Illustration by Eric Nyquist


This excerpt is from Science Friday’s annual Cephalopod Week, a celebration of octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and more.  Science Friday has been sharing cephalopod facts, photos, film, activities, and more. Video producer Luke Groskin takes us inside the lab of psychologist Frank Grasso for a look at how an octopus might see and experience the world around itself. And biologist Carrie Albertin explores the genome of one octopus species, and talks about some of the ways those genes account for the weird and wonderful abilities of this eight-limbed creature.

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