Lowell Lecture

Wild Octopuses: Evidence, Myths and Mysteries

Date & Time

Dec. 12, 2013


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


Dr. Crissy Huffard, Cephalopod biologist

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



Octopuses are well-known for their ability to change their shape and color in the blink of an eye. More than 300 species of octopus inhabit the intertidal to the deep sea, ranging in size from smaller than a grape to an arm span of over 15 feet. Join cephalopod biologist Dr. Crissy Huffard as she discusses her research on how wild octopuses move, learn, survive, reproduce, and evolve. She will also discuss the scientific evidence, or lack thereof, behind popular ideas and myths about these fascinating animals. Not to be missed for a fan of the octopus!