Eight-legged intelligent life

  A Giant Pacific Octopus, a species that can be viewed at the New England Aquarium, in Boston.

A Giant Pacific Octopus, a species that can be viewed at the New England Aquarium, in Boston.

Adapted from Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in GoLocal24.com:

I  have  much enjoyed eating  grilled octopus. But after reading Sy Montgomery’s book The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of  Consciousness no more.

Ms. Montgomery,  after having done research at the New England Aquarium, in Boston, and elsewhere, convincingly describes the octopus as a very complex, intelligent and emotional creature and one that makes sensitive connections with humans. I think I’ll start confining my seafood consumption to clams, mussels and oysters.