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It's been a long time, way too long a time, since I've posted an MLS diary. But PBS ran an episode on animal intelligence, and they asked me and Ruby the octopus to star in it. So, I thought I'd share.

Ruby was a common Atlantic octopus. This species has a life span of only a year, so he hasn't been with us since June of 2010. His legacy lives on in this episode of NOVA. I've had thirteen octopuses in last fifteen years, and Ruby was something special.

Since this site won't let me embed the video, here's the link. Click the main image.

Other diaries in this series can be found here.

My other octopuses:

Violet kills a crab
Stupid octopus tricks
Octopus eyes
Dumbo Octopus
Lonesome Death of Violet

Originally posted to Mark H on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM PST.

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