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10 Terrific Facts About Octopuses

1. The preferred plural of “Octopus” is “Octopuses” by cephalopod and octopus lovers. 2. Octopuses are considered the earth’s most intelligent invertebrate. They are also very dexterous, and can be taught to unscrew the lid to a jar to get … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on International Cephalopod Awareness Days and the State of the Oceans

Wow, it’s already International Cephalopod Awareness Days again! (see my post from last year’s Octopus Day about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Here are the Cephalopod Awareness Days we are celebrating: October 8 is Octopus Day (my favorite!), October 9 … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on Coral Bleaching & the Great Barrier Reef

Ollie the octopus here. I’m back to talk about more pressing problems that our oceans are facing. I previously covered ocean acidification and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Today I wanted to discuss a recent study I was told about … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on Octopus Day and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Hi, my name is Ollie and I’m an octopus.  I am excited to hear that October 8 is Octopus Day during International Cephalopod Awareness Days (October 8-10).  I’m glad we’re getting the recognition we deserve, as we’re usually portrayed as … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on Ocean Acidification

Hello, my name is Ollie, and I’m an Octopus.  Welcome to my blog entry, told from the point-of-view of an octopus.  I am ecstatic to have found myself a human translator (or is she an octopus translator??) named Cherilyn.  I … Continue reading

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