Today is International Cephalopod Awareness Day! Everyone please take a moment to consider the little-appreciated intelligence and beauty of class Cephalopoda.
Did you know that octopus arms act so independently of the brain that they can be said to have brains of their own? Did you know that cuttlefish can be trained to find their way out of mazes by looking at signs? Did you know the squids of family Histioteuthidae are called “cock-eyed squids” because their left eyes are long tubes bulging out of their heads?
Use today to spend a few moments learning about cephalopods. They rock.