Smithsonian Explains 10 Surprising Facts from Octopus!

smithsonian octopus factsIn honor of the publication of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea today, Smithsonian.com brings us 10 surprising science facts about the octopus.

From their introduction:

Octopuses, those whip-smart but bizarre cephalopods, seem to embody everything creepy and mysterious about the sea–the thought of their soft squishy bodies lurking in the oceans’ dark reaches has inspired monsters… Harmon Courage takes a deep dive into all things octopus, ranging from their culinary use in dishes around the world to their tragic sex lives. Here, we highlight a few of the fascinating points covered in the book.

Read more of the fascinating piece on Smithsonian.com. And find the full story in my book Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Seaout now!

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