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Octopus escaping through a 1 inch hole


Octopus escaping through a 1 inch hole
"Octopus escaping through a 1 inch hole" on Google Video
Saw this on Boing Boing.

"Octopuses have an amazing ability to squeeze through tiny crevices, cracks and holes. My fall BIOS independent studies student, Raymond Deckel is investigating just how small a hole Octopus macropus can fit through as well as how long it takes them to squeeze through different sizes of holes. CAABS intern Rowena Day, NSF-REU intern Jared Kibele as well as teaching assistant Abel Valdivia help wrangle the 232 g octopus, Ray times it’s escape through a 1 inch hole while I shot video clips for later analysis. Location: Whalebone Bay, St. George’s, Bermuda.

Dr. James B. Wood - BIOS
The Cephalopod Page"

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