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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!!

A commenter on Pharyngula made a suggestion to PZ Myers to check out the local fauna while he is in Seattle this week. One very important an elusive keystone species, Octopus paxarbolis, is under threat from

decimation of habitat by logging and suburban encroachment; building of roads that cut off access to the water which it needs for spawning; predation by foreign species such as house cats; and booming populations of its natural predators, including the bald eagle and sasquatch.

Please go immediately to Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Foundation to learn more about this intelligent and fragile species and learn what you can do to conserve this rarity!


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  2. Oh, and say hi to Chuck for me. In fact, send him my way, we hoisted a few together in days of yore. (hope I've got the right person, you do work with Chuck Fisher, right?)

  3. ... and the sasquatch?


    You have an informative and funny blog. I'm a grad student too, and I write a science blog called Fresh Brainz mainly about evolutionary biology. Sometimes I blog about cool invertebrates like the indestructible planarian worms.

    Would you like to exchange blog links?

    Best regards!


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