city slickers

Being from NYC, I can understand how the Giant Pacific Octopus has a taken a liking to urban areas.  Recent studies (Heery et al., 2018) have shown that these octopuses are more common in deep water around cities, likely because they colonize all the sunken junk offshore.  Learn more in today’s comic: city slickers

Thanks to Eliza Heery, National University of Singapore, for the inspiration.  Also be sure to check out her new TEDx talk on her research about urban marine areas!

For those who want the nitty gritty, check out Eliza’s paper!

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