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Links & Books


Laboratory of Roger Hanlon
Marine biologist Roger Hanlon studies the behavior of cephalopods and other marine organisms. On his laboratory's Web page, watch streaming video from the field and download PDF files of recent scientific publications.

This Web site provides a number of resources on living species of cuttlefish, octopus, squid, and nautilus. Search a library of video clips and photographs, read academic references, and more.

The Cephalopod Page
Find articles, photographs, and downloadable classroom material on a variety of cephalopod species.

Cephalopods of the World
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization offers free downloads of illustrated fact sheets on nearly every living cephalopod.

Cephalopod Chromatophore
Learn about the chromatophore, an unusual type of cell that gives cuttlefish and other cephalopods the remarkable ability to change their skin color at will.

Cephalopods at the National Museum of Natural History
On this page from the National Museum of Natural History, watch video clips of cephalopods filmed from submersibles and browse an online bibliography of cephalopod-related publications.


A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia
by Mark Norman and Amanda Reid. Sea Challengers, 2000.

Cephalopod Behaviour
by Roger Hanlon and John Messenger. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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