Mike deGruy: Hooked By an Octopus - Huffington Post (blog)

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by octobot, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Wow that was really good. I really liked his TED speech. Great octopus stories and Its a good message.
     
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    Great talk but if I am seeing things correctly, he talks about being in Australia and filming octopus behavior and then shows video from Hawaii. Somebody correct me if I am wrong but isn't that a cyanea that they are up close and personal with?
     
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    I'll respond to this one. You are correct, that is O. cyanea, an indo-Pacific Octopus that I filmed on One Tree Island in Australia. Note the corals, Acropora, etc, which do not live in Hawaii. However, the O cyanea we filmed in the aquarium, where I peer at the beak in action, was in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, but all the reef stuff was shot in Australia.
    Glad you enjoyed the talk, I sure enjoyed the cruise with TED and Mission Blue and giving the talk.
    MdeG
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    WOW! :welcome: to TONMO. I find your work fascinating and inspirational. Thanks for posting. And again Welcome!
     
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    Mike,
    Thanks for the correction. I did not realize O.cyanea lived as far south as Australia :oops: but appreciate you confirming my ID (still working at learning to identify the commons and where they are found). Most importantly, thanks for taking an interest in making the correction.
     
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    Mike - GREAT talk and thanks much for taking the time to register on TONMO.com. Don't be a stranger!
    :smile: :notworth::snorkel:
     
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    :welcome: to TONMO and thanks for being a ceph advocate!
     
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    Thank you for your warm welcome everybody. I will certainly check in from time to time, you have a wonderful site, but, then again, how can you lose with cephalopods?!!
     
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    I very much enjoyed the talk, hope to see more soon.

    :cuttlehi:Welcome to Tonmo:cuttlehi:
     
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    Mike,

    Thanks for coming to the site!

    I enjoyed your talk and have been a fan ever since I bought Incredible Suckers some years ago. Looking forward to your future work!

    Nancy
     
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    This just seems unreal. With all the piloting he has done with experimental subs to die in a helicopter accident. In spite of his popularity and schedule, in addition to the site post he took the time to answer a personal request I made as a simple admirer, not a lot of people would do that and it added to my positive thoughts about him personally as well as the work he did photographing and speaking for the ocean. This is a sad day.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers to both of their families. Such great people to lose all of a sudden. His work was so amazing!

    Greg
     
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    So soon, I really looked up to this man's accomplishments and was always looking forward his stories in the "future", now I can't say future after that day.
     

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