Cephalopods: Chameleons of the Sea
Date: 10/06/09 7:00 pm - 10/06/09 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Octopuses, squid, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses are the amazing creatures known as cephalopods. They are found in the global ocean from the tropics to the poles, and from intertidal coastal areas to the abyss. They are capable of changing their appearance in terms of color, texture, and pattern. If these tricks do not work, these underwater chameleons can disappear in a cloud of ink that acts as a smokescreen. Cuttlefishes have inspired legends and stories throughout history and are thought to be the most intelligent of the invertebrates. Dr. James Wood will introduce us to these unique animals in a presentation rich with images and videos. He will also share some of his recent research. Wood is the director of education at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He is a board member and director of cephalopods at MarineBio. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University.

Contact Name: Jane Lee
Contact Phone: (213) 740-4693
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