Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Octopodes

With works like the documentary My Octopus Teacher appearing on Netflix and  National Book Award Finalist honors given to Soul of an Octopus, more and more people are coming to appreciate these graceful and intelligent cephalopods. But, what is a cephalopod, you ask, and what is it really that makes the octopus so amazing? And what's the plural of octopus, anyway? Casey and Sara answer all this and more as they geek out over the octopus on this week's episode!

 

Resources for this episode:

Cephalopods (Smithsonian)

Octopuses Keep Surprising Us (The Natural History Museum)

Vision and Camouflage (Scientific American)

Cephalopod Brains (Frontiers)

The Case Against Octopus Farming (Arizona State University)

World's First Octopus Farm Stirs Ethical Debate (Reuters)

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