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Cephalopod Week

Cephalopod Week

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, June 23, 2017/Categories: wildlife conservation, video, marine life, sustainability, art and design, environment, adventure

         Mimic Octopus (credit: American Museum of Natural History)

It is Cephalopod Week once again.

The marine shapeshifting octopus, cuttlefish, squid and nautilis covered in chemo-sensitive suckers, color-altering skin, with bodies and brains that can stretch continue to amaze with their physical abilities. They are like space aliens already living here on Earth. Understanding how these sea creatures can mimic and adapt to their surroundings may offer new opportunities for bio-mimicry applications ranging from medical adhesives to fabrics and delightful animated characters.

Time to pay some attention to a wonder from the oceans and another example of how little we know about them.

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