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  • The Well-mannered Octopus, Part 2

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    "It’s so hard to say if octopuses are ‘intelligent,’ " says aquarist Eve Poynter, leader of the octopus training team, "because animals that learn the way we learn appear smart to us.

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  • New Year’s Resolution: Drive a Green Machine!

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    As we think about how we can be more "green" in 2011, one topic is a conundrum: cars. While driving is a necessity for many of us, it isn’t a very environmentally friendly activity. 

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  • The Well-mannered Octopus, Part 1

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    In October we blogged about International Cephalopod Awareness Days, a word-of-mouth celebration that has been gaining suction, if you will, since it was conceived five years ago by an online community of octopus, nautilus, cuttlefish and squid enthusiasts.

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  • Shedd Recycles! A look back on 2010

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    It’s the start of a new year, and at Shedd that means adding up the old year’s numbers. Before I started working here, I didn’t appreciate how much *stuff* aquarium and its animals need to thrive. 

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  • Fish of the Month - farmed mussels

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    Mussels enjoy their dinnertime just as much as the Right Bite team, but they eat in a very unique way. Instead of taking wild fish from the ocean for fishmeal, mussels feed by filtering surplus phytoplankton and nutrients from the water. 

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