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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

Courting Cephalopods Use Skin Changing Ability to Communicate

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Courting Cephalopods Use Skin Changing Ability to Communicate

Source: Science Daily/Frontiers - May 4, 2017

William Shakespeare wrote with a quill, Helen Keller liked her typewriter, and the oval squid prefers to use its body, when it comes to expressing more…

Cephalopod Intelligence May be Thanks to Evolutionary Trade-Off

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Cephalopod Intelligence May be Thanks to Evolutionary Trade-Off

Source: Science Daily/Marine Biological Laboratory - April 7, 2017

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex behavior, from unlocking an aquarium tank and escaping to instantaneous skin camouflage to hide from more…