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In this video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium team, learn about how the intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus grabs, climbs, embraces, explores, tastes, recognizes, and more with its eight arms and around 2,000 suckers. 

And if you’re near California’s Monterey Bay in the spring of 2014, be sure to visit the aquarium’s upcoming special exhibition, Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.

In the archives: this, only smaller, at the National Aquarium, and more amazing cephalopods, including this baby, this baby, and this internet legend

Celebrate the 10th annual World Octopus Day with this lovely behind-the-scenes National Aquarium video of Aquarist Katie Webster and an intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus. How intelligent, you ask?

Octopuses are among the most intelligent species in the animal kingdom. In total, an octopus has 500 million neurons, located in both its brain and throughout its arms. In addition to grabbing onto prey and climbing rocky underwater structures, an octopus uses its suckers to taste and sense.

There are more octopuses to celebrate with in the archives. 

via sagansense.