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Cerebral Cephalopods | In-Person, Ryan Ranch (Closed)

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Course Description:

Octopuses are undoubtedly remarkable creatures: they can solve puzzles, use tools and even mimic other species. They have three hearts and multiple brains with an intelligence rivaling that of famously smart animals such as crows and apes, and their visual communication abilities are mysterious and beguiling. Octopuses have been in our oceans for over 500 million years, ranging in size from miniature to Kraken-sized behemoths. They inhabit all parts of the ocean yet are very short-lived and generally solitary. Two local experts, Drs. Steven Webster and Roger Luckenbach, team up to examine these uniquely cerebral cephalopods.

*Please Note: Series will also be Recorded for all those enrolled. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days of each session.*


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Wednesdays, Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3 *10:00 - 11:30am* (3 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey). To keep everyone safe, seats are limited. *Due to popular demand, we'll offer a recorded version of each session for participants to look back upon.*


Roger Luckenbach, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Biology and former Director of the Biotechnology and Honors Science programs at Fresno City College. Steven Webster, Ph.D., retired from the Monterey Bay Aquarium as Senior Marine Biologist. Formerly a zoology professor, he’s also a certified SCUBA diving instructor, and has led diving expeditions around the globe.