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Octopus Tool Use: The World's Smartest Invertebrate

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http://facebook.com/ScienceReason ... Octopus Tool Use: The World's Smartest Invertebrate.

The octopus is widely regarded as the worlds smartest invertebrate, and now a new study adds evidence to that claim.

Those who work with cephalopods are not surprised; they know how intelligent these creatures are. In fact, we asked two of the Academys biologists about this finding.

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Coconut-Carrying Octopus: Tool Use in an Invertebrate

Scientists once thought of tool use as a defining feature of humans. That's until examples of tool use came in from other primates, along with birds and an array of other mammals. Now, a report in the December 14th, 2009 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, adds an octopus to the growing list of tool users.

• Learn more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/...

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