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October 4, 2012

Originally posted on Research & Collections:

Photo of an Octopus in the Tampa Aquarium

This is an Octopus, be aware of it. It is aware of you. Photo by Trish Weaver

Greetings blogophiles! It’s October and that can only mean it’s almost time for International Cephalopod Awareness Days (ICAD), Woo Hoo! What? You weren’t aware of them? You should be. Though not an event sanctioned by any governing body, Cephalopod Awareness Days were established in 2007 by members of TONMO, The Octopus News Magazine Online forum. We here at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences have no events planned in conjunction with Cephalopod Awareness Days, but as a person who studies cephalopods, I feel it is my duty to make people aware of them. For the next week, I will be taking a break from my usual posts about my big Cretaceous squid project to write some general posts in celebration of ICAD.

Okay, so now you’re aware of ICAD, and you’re thinking…

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