By Nell Greenfieldboyce
Broadcast on “All Things Considered,” June 3, 2019
At the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., there’s a room filled with burbling aquariums. A lot of them have lids weighed down with big rocks.
Caption: A California two-spot octopus extends a sucker-lined arm from its den. In 2015, this was the first octopus species to have its full genetic sequence published. Courtesy of Michael LaBarbera