My Favorite Cephalopod

Did you know that an octopus can carry empty coconut shells to hide in, employ problem-solving strategies, pretend it’s a rock and disguise its motion by creeping across the ocean floor at the same speed as the surrounding water, make mental maps of their surroundings, and play with objects?  I didn’t until I read this Boston Globe article and the accompanying graphic.  They are impressive little critters.

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