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Fishing trade helps Africa
...alue species, such as tuna, hake, sole, shellfish, octopus
and squid, which would have been destined for luxury urban markets anyway, rather than being an important part of the diets of the poor and food-insecure." Fish are the most traded of all agricultural commodities and, valued at $71 billion per year...
Midgets and giants in the deep sea
... bivalves (such as clams) and cephalopods (such as octopus
and squid). He also hopes that other marine biologists will be interested enough to perform similar studies on other deep-sea animals. ...
How the octopus forms an elbow
arm is extremely flexible. Thanks to this flexibil...ually infinite number of "degrees of freedom"--the octopus
is able to generate a vast repertoire of movements that is unmatched by the human arm. Nonetheless, ...
Survey discovers potential threat to Maine's fishing
...uch as chitons, clams, mussels, snails, sea slugs, octopus
and squid) collection....
Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures
...and benthic bristle worms, and the first squid and octopus
ever found in the area. Scientists were also intrigued to discover among other things two species of sand flea-like crustaceans (amphipods) which, though familiar, had never before been found in an ice environment. Animal density far higher tha...
Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report
Berkeley -- Two species of tropical octopus
have learned a neat trick to avoid predators - the...the ground. In Indonesia, for example, the coconut octopus
looks like a coconut tiptoeing along the ocean bottom, six of its arms wrapped tightly around its bo...