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Posts tagged Octopus

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.

July 30, 2006

 

octopus raising its tentacle

Octopus Biceps Curls

The octopus tentacle surprisingly acts in much the same way as the human arm when transferring tasty morsels from sucker to mouth.

March 24, 2004

 

You Gotta Have Hearts

What creature has more than one heart? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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