Octopus! The Most Mysterious Ceature in the Sea

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
Peabody Museum See map
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT


Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30 pm
Free admission
Book signing to follow
Join Katherine Harmon Courage, award-winning journalist and contributing editor for Scientific American, for a discussion about her book OCTOPUS! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea. Known for their smarts, octopuses have aced many intelligence tests, including opening childproof bottles, solving mazes and even recognizing individual people. Oddly, about two-thirds of an octopus’s brain capacity is spread throughout its eight arms, meaning each one literally has a mind of its own! With these and other remarkable facts, Harmon Courage dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus. Her reports from around the globe of her adventures in Spain, Greece, and even Brooklyn, New York, will invite you to experience the scientific discoveries and deep cultural ties that connect us to the octopus.