Friday Squid Blogging: Interview with a Squid Researcher
Interview with Mike Vecchione, Curator of Cephalopoda—now that’s a job title—at the Smithsonian Museum of National History.
One reason they’re so interesting is they are intelligent invertebrates. Almost everything that we think of as being intelligent—parrots, dolphins, etc.—are vertebrates, so their brains are built on the same basic structure. Whereas cephalopod brains have evolved from a ring of nerves around the esophagus. It’s a form of intelligence that’s completely independent from ours.
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