Understanding the octopus and its relationships with humans
- Between these chapters are Indigenous stories about octopuses in the Pacific Northwest, revealing their influence on the area's native tribes.As Scheel’s research focuses on how octopuses have survived in freezing temperatures, the findings within his new book have become especially relevant in the wake of warming oceans.
- Within his book, Scheel dives into other effects that climate change could have on the future of octopuses and what people can do to help.By combining descriptive storytelling and vivid facts, Scheel’s book showcases the mysteries of octopus behaviors, which he and other researchers are working to unravel.
- “I got a lot of joy out of the resonance between the different perspectives that you would find in Alaska Native cultures, or First Nations cultures in Canada, Hawaiian cultures, and trying to do science with octopuses,” he told Ars.
- Then these giant octopuses, or possibly not, wash up on shores [in other places] and get reported in scientific journals.”Scheel's in-depth research and relationships with these indigenous peoples showcased in his book illustrate a strong passion for cephalopods that readers will undoubtedly enjoy.
- He travels to extreme places in the Pacific Northwest where one may not expect these creatures to live, but they have for approximately 330 million years“I think it is a little surprising to some people that octopuses live in cold water,” Scheel told Ars.
- From yearly tracking of octopus dens to discovering new octopus “cities,” Scheel’s chapters give engaging and informative stories on marine biology.
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