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Underwater news this week

Maybe an animal that is so bright and self-aware does not belong in a box? I think zoos and aquariums are fine, but the octopus does not seem to like it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/world/asia/inky-octopus-new-zealand-aquarium.htm

And also in underwater news:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2081640-manta-rays-are-first-fish-to-recognise-themselves-in-a-mirror/

What a long way we have come since my childhood. We are so much less distant from the other animals now. I like the world better this way.

Edit: Lets try a different link

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-octopus-escapes-new-zealand-aquarium-20160413-story.html

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vespican
Apr. 13th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)
The first link doesn't seem to work.
Our late Quaker parrot loved looking in the mirror. I'm not sure he realized he was seeing himself or another bird, but he would often fluff up as if trying to impress the other bird, or perhaps he was simply admiring himself?
Dave
wellinghall
Apr. 13th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
I had seen the first story (although I think your link needs an l on the end), but not the second - thanks for that.
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