Official Bird & Nature Post

ghostshaper

Phil Edwards status
Jan 22, 2005
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Neat little story from local waters.
How to get a hickey from an Octopus.

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter – Campbell River Mirror

I used to hunt these guys to make spending money back in 1962-63.

Really neat critters.




Take care.
I had a pet octopus in my classroom. I once dropped 5 goldfish in at once, and it reached out and grabbed them all at the same time. The have a distributed "brain" so that each arm can think independently, even if it becomes severed.
 

SteveT

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Apr 11, 2005
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From this weekend (Yosemite)
Went to the Valley Sunday for some very good friend's 25 year wedding anniversary and re-vows.
Absolutely gorgeous day.
Low crowds, bluebird skies, warm.
They were married at Superintendent's meadow 25 years ago, the bride's sister was a Forest Service bear tech for 20 years there.
Anyhow, some pics.

Coastal Redwood
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El Capitan.
We counted more than a dozen climbers.
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Superintendent's Meadow and Half Dome
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Entering the Valley (tunnel lookout)
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This guy was super friendly, could almost reach out and pet him.
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