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Did You Know – Octopus Tidbits

Octopuses, squid and other cephalopods are colorblind – their eyes see only black and white – but their weirdly shaped pupils may allow them to detect color and mimic the colors of their background, according to a father/son team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Read more… Here’s a link to another interesting article talking about the brain of an … Continue reading Did You Know – Octopus Tidbits

Tidepool Tips – Octopus Mating

Last Saturday Nicole, the Scientific Program Coordinator, took the new TPERPs on a tidepool walk. During that walk, an octopus was nice enough to show itself to the TPERPs. Nicole talked about how the octopus is a solitary animal, which is why you never see more than one in a tank at an aquarium. The subject of how they mate came up (and we leave … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Octopus Mating