Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

Roland C. Anderson, Jennifer A. Mather, James B. Wood


The visually arresting and infrequently misunderstood octopus has lengthy captured well known mind's eye. With an alien visual appeal and an uncanny mind, this unparalleled sea creature has encouraged worry in well-known lore and legends - from the enormous octopus assault in 20,000 Leagues less than the Sea to Ursula the ocean witch in The Little Mermaid. but its precise nature is extra wondrous nonetheless. After a long time of study, the authors demonstrate a delicate, curious, and playful animal with impressive intelligence, a capability to guard itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an problematic apprehensive procedure, and complex problem-solving skills.

In this superbly photographed e-book, 3 best marine biologists convey readers nose to nose with those amazingly complicated animals that experience interested scientists for many years. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its inventive anatomy, impressive mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly kin, the authors take readers in the course of the outstanding existence cycle, uncovering the main points of specific octopus personalities. With own narratives, underwater examine, gorgeous closeup images, and considerate information for preserving octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the 1st entire traditional heritage of this clever denizen of the ocean.

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