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Digging In with Octopus: An Investigation in Burrows Bay
August 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Digging In with Octopus: An Investigation in Burrows Bay”
Join research student Cheyne Springbett from Walla Walla University to learn all about his work on the burrowing behavior of a benthic octopus, Muusoctopus leioderma. Burrowing is when an animal will make a temporary shelter by digging into soft sediment, like sand or mud. These underwater tunnels can have big impacts on the marine ecosystem, and this impact can be even more significant when made by veracious, intelligent predators like octopuses.
This program will take place Wednesday, August 17th at 1pm at the Padilla Bay Reserve’s Stephens Center. Register here.
Presented by Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Padilla Bay Foundation