Review of Octopus! The most mysterious creature in the sea (by Katherine Harmon Courage)

“Head-turning intelligence is turning out to be far less rare in the animal world than we once presumed (which makes us the dummies for assuming we were the only ones with any wherewithal at all.” (Courage, 119) I recently read Octopus! by Katherine Harmon Courage. Already one of my favorite animals for their intelligence and camouflage abilities, […]

An ode to an octopus

Mimicry delight Turning in fright A splash of ink Makes you think Why can’t I obscure And slink into nooks Hidden and demure And outwait the danger Without looking stranger Than the ocean floor Just another background, nothing more The whole thing is worth watching, but after minute 4:15 is absolutely stunning. Other Resources: http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/how-octopuses-and-squids-change-color […]