The Octopus Scientists

Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544232704
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A latest entry in the award-winning Scientists in the Field series takes readers to the waters off of Moorea, Tahiti, to study these amazing creatures, following scientists as they uncover the secrets of the octopus's advanced intelligence ...

The Human The Orchid And The Octopus

Author: Susan Schiefelbein
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917552
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I drew pleasure from receiving the scientists simply because I recognized their
urge to seek, to learn, to discover. No difference, I thought, between microscopes
and Aqualungs, cyclotrons and goggles. They all bestow the freedom to wander
where curiosity leads. My exploration tools had allowed me to see extraordinary
sights undersea in those early years—who could lay eyes on such mysteries
without longing for more? I had searched the night sea for the nautilus, whose
evasive ...

Octopus

Author: Roland C. Anderson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695005
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Names aren't the only thing missing in the puzzle about octopuses: scientists are
still piecing together their behavior, ecology, and physiology. We have seen
juvenile common octopuses (Octopus vulgaris) in shallow tide pools in Bermuda
and large giant Pacific octopuses (Enteroctopus dofleini) crawling out of the
water to get over a rock jetty on the North Pacific coast. Some, such as the spoon-
arm octopus (Bathypolypus arcticus), are adapted to the ocean's dark, cold
depths up to ...

The Amazing Octopus

Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778712992
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There are at least 250 known species of octopuses, but scientists are discovering
more species every year! These pages show just a few of the octopus species
that make up the group Octopoda. Scientists divide this group into two subgroups
: cirrate octopuses and incirrate octopuses. Members of each subgroup have
similar bodies and live in similar habitats. Sunlight does not reach into deep
ocean waters. The bioluminescent octopus has body parts that glow bright blue-
green in ...

Popular Science

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Fear of the octopus is needless. That is the unanimous conclusion today of
teuthologists (octopus scientists). “In my opinion, they're virtually harmless,” says
Kenneth Norris, curator of Marineland of the Pacific. “I don't know of an authentic
case of a man killed by an octopus,” James W. Atz, associate curator of New York
City's new aquarium told me. H' J. BRUCE, a British naval There you have it: In
spite of everything you've heard or read, there has never been a single proven
instance ...

Octopuses

Author: Anna Claybourne
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406259195
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Some use their siphons as cleaning jets to blow their food leftovers, such as
broken seashells, out of their dens. The veined octopus of south-east Asia carries
seashells or coconut shells around with it, and uses them to hide inside. To do
this, the octopus must be smart enough to plan ahead, and think about what
things could be used for. Scientists think the veined octopus is one of the few
invertebrates known to use tools. A veined octopus walks on tiptoe, carrying
useful shells under ...

The Popular Science Monthly

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Fear of the octopus is needless. That is the unanimous conclusion today of teu-
thologists (octopus scientists). "In my opinion, they're virtually harmless," says
Kenneth Norris, curator of Marineland of the Pacific. "I don't know of an authentic
case of a man killed by an octopus," James W. Atz, associate curator of New York
City's new aquarium told me. There you have it: In spite of everything you've
heard or read, there has never been a single proven instance of an octopus
killing a man.

Octopus

Author: Katherine Harmon Courage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698137671
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The octopus has about 300 million neurons, according tocurrent assessments.
Thatcollection palesin comparison to ahuman's estimated 100 billion.But itisan
Einsteinian leap from even thefrog, which has some16 million—orthe octopus's
humble molluskcousin the pond snail, which has about eleven thousand.
Butneuron stats arenot the only way—and perhaps noteven close to the best way
—to measure intelligence. Scientists have putoctopuses through their paces,
testing their ...

The Octopus S Garden

Author: Cindy Van Dover
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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An introduction to deep-sea life explains how hydrothermal vents have given way to a thriving population of unique creatures, profiles several members of the geyser community, and considers the threat of underwater landslides and ...

A Project Guide To Sponges Worms And Mollusks

Author: Carol Smalley
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612281222
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An octopus can problem solve to get its food. Clam shells are difficult to open, but
an octopus will try several different methods to open one. First it will try to flip it
open. If that doesn't work, it may try to pry it open using a rock, or it will drill into it
using its radula. Usually an octopus will try several methods before giving up.
Octopus movement has fascinated scientists for some time. These animals move
by crawling and creeping along the rocky bottom of the sea with their arms and ...