1) Discuss one or two reasons why natural selection produced a capacity to think in octopuses. Consider its body form (phenotype), its feeding and reproduction strategies, and its functional role or “job” within the ecosystem.

2) Name a couple examples of the octopus thinking you observed in the film.

3) The filmmaker anthropomorphized (gave human traits or intention to the octopus) a few times in the film. Give an example and explain why this was wrong from a biological perspective.

4) In the counting experiment above in the 6-minute video, give an explanation beyond simply counting the crabs that could explain the octopus’ predatory choices.

Here is the video website

1. https://youtu.be/mZ6M3gNJ-Oo
2. http://muvienjoy.xyz/play.php?movie=tt12888462t

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