[Coral-List] Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why?

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 00:22:11 UTC 2018

It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how
the cephalopods got to be so intelligent.

Read More... <https://nyti.ms/2DTnFOa?smid=nytcore-ios-share>

They talk about big brains, but actually Octopus and other cephalopods
don't have big brains, their brains are about the size of a rice grain.
Which just makes their intelligence all the more surprising and puzzling,
it seems to me.  But the cephalopods are all fabulous creatures.

There are links to several other interesting cephalopod stories at the end
of this story.

Cheers, Doug
Douglas Fenner
Ocean Associates, Inc. Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

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