West Surrey Natural History Society

Thursday 26 October 2023 at 7.30pm on Zoom

Members free, non-members £3; see https://wsnhs.wordpress.com

Beaky Suckered Devil-Fish: Octopuses and their relativesillustrated talk by Mark Carnall, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

In this presentation Mark will be talking about cephalopods – the mollusc class which includes nautiluses, octopuses, ‘squid’ and a number of extinct forms. It will start with an introduction to the larger mollusc group then cover cephalopods in science and culture. How did the group evolve? How many tentacles does an octopus have? How do you sex a squid? Is their intelligence surprising? Can squid truly fly? Are they the ‘weeds of the sea’ or the future of food? Learn about this important but often misunderstood group of animals.