The Soul of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery

This book was recommended to me because I enjoyed The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson.

Eels are amazing.

Turns out, Octopus are even more amazing.

Sy Montgomery is a good writer, very expert in animals and nature.

… “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” … explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma.

Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food….


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