First Complete Octopus Genome Will Unlock Cephalopod Secrets

Scientists have finished sequencing the first complete octopus genome, and it’s a big step toward unraveling many cephalopod mysteries, including the basis of their unusual intelligence and unmatched camouflage abilities.

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One of the most interesting things on the planet.  I love the story about how one would secretly get into another tank to feed during the night, and be back in the regular tank for the morning.  There’s an aquarium in Seattle, Washington, where the janitors regularly have to put octopus back in their tanks – the octopus are scaling the walls!

What some might not know, is that we have encountered “hexapus” – six armed octopus.