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Ocean Animals and the Mirror Self Recognition Test

With recent news that the cleaner wrasse might have mirror self-recognition (MSR), I thought I’d write about the ocean animals that have MSR. Bottlenose dolphins and killer whales have MSR for certain. Possible mirror self-recognition ocean animals include manta rays … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Octopus Facts

10 Interesting Octopus Facts 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 … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tweet Links for February 18-24, 2013

Rare Octopus Breeding in Alameda (California) Bedroom via @SFGate Kenya Whale shark Safari Swims in Controversy via Yahoo! News May the Force Be With Them: Glowing Shark Scares off Predators with “Lightsabers” via @Oceanleadership Dolphins Call Each Other by Name … Continue reading

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Vampire Squid: I’m no vampire, and I’m not even a squid!

My scientific name is Vampyroteuthis infernalis, which translates to “vampire squid from hell.” Too bad I’m not actually a squid or even an octopus, even though I have characteristics of both. I’m not a vampire either as I don’t suck … 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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