DailyDirt: I'd Like To Be… Under The Sea
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There are plenty of smart animals in the world. Dogs, cats and pet birds are the ones we’re usually familiar with, but there are also dolphins, elephants… and octopuses. Generally, animals with 8 legs are fascinating because that’s just a lot of legs. If you haven’t been to an aquarium recently, check out some of these links on our friend the octopus.
- Inky the octopus escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand less than a year ago — and no one knows exactly how he did it. Just more evidence that Inky is (was?) one smart octopus — given the examples of other octopuses being able to open jars and perform other complex cognitive tasks. [url]
- Another cool octopus trick is to see our 8-legged friend catch a shrimp by startling it to jump straight into an octopus’s mouth. This kind of intelligence might deter some people from eating octopus, but we’re all animals, right? [url]
- An octopus can actually sense the brightness of light with its skin. This ability helps with camouflage (since the octopus can change the color, pattern and even texture of its skin), but it’s not the only marine mollusk that has light-sensing skin. [url]
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