Nature

Octopus: Making Contact Preview

About the Show

The octopus is the closest we may get to meeting an alien. They evolved from a common cousin more than 500 million years ago, but are also intelligent creatures with proven problem-solving abilities. So what happens when you invite an eight-legged alien into your living room? This documentary follows marine biologist David Scheel as he tracks his evolving relationship with his own octopus.

Curriculum

Scientist Profile: Octopus Trainer

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The Shape of Life: Molluscs

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