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Cephalopod Awareness Days: Searching for Cephalopods

October 8, 2013

Research & Collections

Greetings Blogophiles! Happy Cephalopod Awareness Days!!! I sincerely hope your celebrations are off to a tentacular start. Today (October 8) is Octopus Day so it’s serendipitous that before I get focused on today’s blog, there is some excellent news to report about an octopus conservation effort. As of October 6, the state of Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Department has banned the recreational harvest of Pacific Octopuses at seven popular diving sites in Puget Sound. Woo hoo! In support, please feel free to wave your tentacles with great abandon.

Back to blogging…Last week as I was sitting around my office thinking about cephalopods and bemoaning the lack of live octopuses in my life, it dawned on me that perhaps there are cephalopods lurking about the Museum that I am unaware of. To remedy this offensive oversight in my education, I promptly began my search for cephalopods in the Museum.

I have…

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