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Octopus Biology and Ecology

  • 1st Edition - May 31, 2024
  • Editors: Rui Rosa, Ian Gleadall, Graham Pierce, Roger Villanueva
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 0 6 3 9 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 0 8 9 4 - 6

Octopus Biology and Ecology describes important aspects of the lives of these fascinating animals, including their origin, biogeography, life history, distribution, behaviour,… Read more

Octopus Biology and Ecology

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Octopus Biology and Ecology describes important aspects of the lives of these fascinating animals, including their origin, biogeography, life history, distribution, behaviour, migratory patterns, diet, predators, and parasites. The emphasis is on species in highly variable coastal environments and includes a discussion of the potential threats and unexpected benefits of our changing climate and oceans. Detailed accounts, with many wonderful images in colour, are provided for each of the 21 species selected from around the world, each of which is described by local experts. The final chapter provides a detailed breakdown of research on octopuses and the topic areas in which this field is likely to expand in the future, recognizing in particular the growing importance of research into the effects of global changes. As well as climate change, key areas covered include behaviour and cognition, iEcology and citizen science, bio-robotics, deep-sea research, and culture and welfare.

Octopus Biology and Ecology is a veritable mine of information for professional marine biologists and students alike. Octopuses are rapidly becoming a more widely exploited source of protein for human consumption, so it is important that information about their biology and ecology is available to help ensure that their exploitation will be sustainable. This book is therefore essential reading for fishery and aquaculture scientists, conservationists, and resource managers.