Greg Butcher

Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas Bird Count 2010

Time to bundle up and grab your binoculars - we'll check in on this year's Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a great example of citizen science.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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