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Dec. 27, 2013

Oliver Sacks and the Search for the Giant Squid

In this 1997 conversation, neurologist Oliver Sacks describes the island of the colorblind, then chats with a researcher searching for giant squid.

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Aug. 05, 2011

Squid, Octopus, Cuttlefish: Masters Of Camouflage

In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of their skin.

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Feb. 17, 2012

Where’s The Cuttlefish

Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at their skin.

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Oct. 14, 2011

Seeing A Cephalopod In Ancient Bones

Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?

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Feb. 12, 2010

Squid Invasion Off California Coast

In recent years, Humboldt squid have been spotted in increasing numbers off the coast of California. We'll talk about the invasion of the jumbo squid, and possible causes for the phenomenon.

humboldt squid, jumbo squid, california, marine biology

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