bp's science: octopuses are smart (v.1)

According to what I read while visiting the National Aquarium in DC (located in the basement of the Department of Commerce building), octopuses are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates. This aquarium put toys in the octopus' tank and hid food in the toys to keep the eight-legged sea creature sharp.

< the octopus at the aquarium


jo said...

truly fascinating. did you read anything about their eyes? I remember hearing once that they are the most developed eye in the animal kingdom or something like that... you can tell I need a refresher on this fact. I think we may need to add this destination to our list of things we do when next we are in town, eh?

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Cool. I should try hiding food in toys for my kids. You know, to keep them sharp.