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Posts tagged Octopus

September 18, 2017

 

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Dolphin Versus Octopus

Even when an octopus is technically dead, its arms can still fight.

March 17, 2017

 

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Soft Robots Shaped Like Octopi

Scientists are using soft materials such as rubber and liquids to build new robots.

April 1, 2016

 

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You Gotta Have Hearts

Octopuses use three hearts to keep their bodies well circulated.

February 5, 2016

 

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The Octopus’s Genes

Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

October 15, 2014

 

octopus tentacle with suction cups

Amazing Octopus Arms

Octopus arms have a mind of their own: When they're amputated, the arms live on for at least an hour, moving around and grasping things.

September 17, 2013

 

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Can Animals Use Sign Language?

I know that gorillas and chimpanzees can learn sign language and use it to communicate. But can other animals use sign language, too?

February 8, 2012

 

octopus stuffed animal holding a ship

Octopuses Are Smart!

Stop saying octopuses are stupid... they aren't!

July 11, 2011

 

octopus on the ocean floor

Octopus Games And Sophisticated Intelligence

Did you know that octopuses have even been seen engaging in play behavior?

March 25, 2010

 

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Using Tools: Why Octopuses Are Carrying Coconut Shells

It seems the smartest member of the invertebrate world has learned how to use a tool

May 13, 2009

 

Colorful reef squid

When Over-eating Can Kill

It would only take a single oversized meal to kill or cause brain injury to a squid.

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