http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/cephalopods_chameleons_of_the_sea/ Cephalopods: Chameleons of the Sea By James B. Wood Octopuses, squid, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses are the amazing creatures known as cephalopods. They are found in the global ocean from the tropics to the poles, and from intertidal coastal areas to the abyss. They are capable of changing their appearance in terms of color, texture, and pattern. If these tricks do not work, these underwater chameleons can disappear in a cloud of ink that acts as a smokescreen. Cuttlefishes have inspired legends and stories throughout history and are thought to be the most intelligent of the invertebrates. Dr. James Wood will introduce us to these unique animals in a presentation rich with images and videos. He will also share some of his recent research. Wood is the director of education at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He is a board member and director of cephalopods at MarineBio. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University. Dr. Wood has published numerous peer-reviewed and popular papers on cephalopod behavior, life history, physiology, and husbandry. He is webmaster of The Cephalopod Page, one of the longest running biological web sites and is a founding executive member and board member for MarineBio.org. He has worked with the Census of Marine Life since 1998 and co-developed one of their pilot species databases–CephBase. Event Information When: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009 7:00 pm–8:30 pm Cost: $8 for public, $4 general Aquarium members, Free for Pacific Circle members and Students with Valid ID and advanced reservations RSVP: (562) 590-3100, ext. 0 For those that can not make it in person but are still interested in the content, the Aquarium of the Pacific will post an online video of the lecture a month or so afterwards.