Deep Look

If Your Hands Could Smell, You’d Be an Octopus

Season 4 Episode 4 | 3m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

Those hundreds of powerful suckers on octopus arms do more than just stick. They actually smell and taste. This contributes to a massive amount of information for the octopus’s brain to process, so octopuses depend on their eight arms for help. (And no, it's not 'octopi.')

Aired: 02/14/17

Rating: NR


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