[Coral-List] Octopus punches fishes

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Tue Dec 29 15:01:37 UTC 2020

 I guess you meant to say "they should NOT be treated as vertebrates are". Such kind of statements makes me wondering: are we actually all aware how we are treating vertebrates? Fish, pigs, chickens, cows and calfs, goats, sheep, lambs not to mention all sort of wildlife up to primates?Let's have a look a little beyond the plate sitting in front of us, especially during holiday season.The octopous are amazing, so they are all other animals (even if not all punch).Francesca
    On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 09:04:40 PM GMT+1, Eduardo Sampaio via Coral-List <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:  
  Hi David,

Glad you liked it!
There is also a rising interest on (and feasibility of) octopus aquaculture
which is bringing some ethical questions into light. Personally, I think
they should be treated as vertebrates are.
Regarding the train track, I'm actually not sure (researchers from Eilat
that are part of this list will know better), but maybe it was related with
the underwater 'habitat' that was active there some years ago under Hans
Fricke? If someone can answer, I would love to know as well.

On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 at 11:54, David Blakeway <
fathom5marineresearch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great! Thanks Eduardo. They are quite beautiful and mysterious.
> It makes me a little depressed that our Western Australian government has
> just approved a large scale wild catch fishery of the local O. tetricus
> without, as far as I can see, any ethical considerations. The title of the
> government report says it all:
> Octopus resource of Western Australia harvest strategy 2018-2022.
> What is the train-track looking thing in video 1?
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