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cephalopods

members of the class Cephalopoda, including cuttle fish, squid and octopus.
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All year, I have been seeing reports of greater and greater numbers of all cephalopods in UK waters, especially octopuses.
We were drawn by how successful cephalopods are at changing their skin texture, so we studied and drew inspiration from the muscles that allow cephalopods to control their texture, and implemented these ideas into a method for controlling the shape of soft, stretchable materials.
scolopes learns rapidly under either reinforcement schedule and that long-term memory of suppression of tentacle strikes is retained for multiple days, periods comparable to those observed in other cephalopods.
This process, called RNA editing, is an extremely rare exception in most animal groups, but among coeloid cephalopods, this seems to be widespread.
Most cephalopods produce ink and this is generally used for defensive purposes but can have other functions (see Norman 2000: 101-103).
Therefore, it is necessary to construct a correct picture of genetic structure of cephalopods for rational management of exploitation (Shaw 2003).
Cephalopods were identified to lowest taxon using the cephalopod beak reference collection housed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Seattle, Washington.
Post-Triassic coiled shelled nautiloids share a colour pattern very similar to Nautilus (Mapes & Davis 1995), but Palaeozoic cephalopods exhibit a large variety of shell colouration (Foerste 1930; Teichert 1964; Turek 2009).
Some cephalopods such as cuttlefish can mimic colors and patterns in their environment using three-layered skin.
The remaining 32 were identified at the family level, for a total of 11 species, 18 genera and 15 families (17 fish, 4 cephalopods and 1 crustacean) (Table 1).