News: Biology Club gets an octopus

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Found the following article on our News page. It's about David Scheel working with biology students to spread the word about octopuses to local elementary schools -- giving them an opportunity to interact with a real octopus. Very cool!

    Biology club students are suckers for new octopus
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I always thought there was a chance of Tako having his eyes bitten off by clownfish.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    That didn't bother me as much as this...
    portable octopus?

    Also this
    I have done thousands of squid dissections with students and while it would be wonderful to have a live cephalopod that the students could observe I am not sure how it could replace a squid dissection where they could examine the internal features up close. What are they going to do, train Tako to "open wide" and show everyone his gills???
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Likewise, but I'm lucky enough to work at an aquarium so our student visitors can go see a live octopus before or after their dissection time.....tis invaluable stuff.

    J
     

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