Amia Srinivasan: What’s it like to be an octopus?
6 September 2017
Show More Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Collins, 255 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 0 00 822627 5Show More
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
Simon & Schuster, 272 pp., £8.99, April 2016, 978 1 4711 4675 6Show More
“... At the University of Otago, an octopus short-circuited the electricity supply – by shooting jets of water at the aquarium lightbulbs – so often that it had to be released back into the wild. Jean Boal, a cephalopod researcher at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, reported feeding octopuses in a row of tanks with thawed squid, not an octopus’s favourite food. Returning to the first ...”