Hi everyone, I just saw the coolest show on the Science channel (it started at 11 pm July 7, 2011, Rocky Mtn Time) about octopuses. They did all kinds of experiments to show they have awareness of their own bodies etc. But the most interesting part was at the end where they showed how octo's around Capri (Mediterranean) have changed their behavior just in the last 10 or 20 years - as human visitors have increased the supply of food (fish) has dramatically decreased. Now, the octopuses can be found actually living in close proximity to each other, even watching and observing each other's interactions. The younger ones are shown observing the adults and actually seem to be learning from them. Are we seeing an evolutionary step toward the care of young? Then in an experiment, they repeat this: a young octopus is placed in a tank near another older octopus, so it can see the older one get a crab out of a clear box. Then, after watching, the same crab in a box is placed in front of the younger "student" octopus. He only takes a second to get to the crab, doing it just as he observed the other octo doing it. Perhaps octopuses are intelligent enough to adapt to human-changed world, and even become more astounding in their intelligence.