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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Cephalopod Week!

We're in the middle of Cephalopod Week, and we didn't want to miss out!  So here's a short video clip highlighting a local Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens).  Students will observe this octopus as part of a summer course at the marine lab.  Eric had to clean its tank, so he took the opportunity to put together some nice footage.

Watch for curled tentacles; quick color changes (from dark to light and back again); a close-up of the skin featuring the amazing chromatophores expanding and contracting; and a wonderful view of the eye (from above) with silver and gold flecks.


Enjoy!


  

P.S.  For more cephalopod videos, check out this Science Friday page.

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