Breaking Bad Science

Episode 79 - Cephalopods

December 26, 2021 Daniel Episode 79
Breaking Bad Science
Episode 79 - Cephalopods
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If spongebob taught us anything it's that seafaring creatures are…not intelligent at all. Fortunately, we have science and it turns out cephalopods and even decapods have a type of intelligence that we're only beginning to understand. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss the fascinating creatures we know as cephalopods and why their intelligence is or ever was really in question.


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