What Octopuses Eat and Why: A Unique Research Trip to the South Pacific

What Octopuses Eat and Why: A Unique Research Trip to the South Pacific

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/Feb/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)

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Octopuses, like humans, have different personalities, levels of intelligence and food preferences. Keely Langford, with a diverse team of scientific experts, embarked on a research expedition to French Polynesia in 2014 to explore how these factors interrelate. Together, they administered octopus personality tests and analyzed octopus meals, detailing the results in a scientific paper. Unusually though, the team was joined by author Sy Montgomery, who documented their time in the South Pacific for the general public book “The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk”, and “The Soul of an Octopus”. Join Keely as she discusses her unique experiences in Moorea as part of this diverse team.

Keely Langford has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Cognitive Science, and holds certifications from the National Association of Interpretation in interpretation and training. She has worked for over 15 years delivering science education to the general public, and is a recognized cephalopod geek.


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