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  Octopus - travel methods and great deal of other information.
Octopus have a sharp beak that it uses to crack shells and inject poisons and digestive fluids into shellfish and other prey.
It is not unheard of for Octopi to leave the water for brief periods, and in fact octopuses kept as pets have been known to escape their containers and invade nearby aquariums to utilize the fish as a food source.
Supposedly an Octopus found only in the Pacific Northwest it was said to be amphibious, spending only their early life and mating season in the water.
www.octopus.com   (975 words)

  
  JDBC Data Transformations
A loadjob-generator is provided to generate Octopus loadjob skeletons (and even DODS DOML files !) from an existing database.
Octopus supports Ant and JUnit to create a database / tables and extract /load data during a build or test process.
Octopus gives you a very generic way to transform data.
www.enhydra.org /tech/octopus/index.html   (429 words)

  
 NPCA | Giant Pacific Octopus
The giant Pacific octopus is one of the largest species of octopods.
The octopus uses the beak to kill prey and bite it into pieces.
The giant Pacific octopus lives along rocky shores in tide pools and in areas from the low-tide line to depths of 1,650 feet.
www.npca.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/octopus.html   (407 words)

  
  NATURE. The Octopus Show | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A new age of ocean exploration is lifting the veil of mystery shrouding a creature of legend -- the octopus.
Dreaded by sailors through the ages, this other-worldly looking denizen of the seas is surrendering the astonishing secrets that have brought it almost mythical status.
With footage of octopus species rarely, if ever, seen before -- including one with giant eyes and another with antennae in place of suction cups -- NATURE takes viewers into the deepest realms of the ocean for a front-row view of THE OCTOPUS SHOW.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/octopus   (152 words)

  
  Octopus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a mollusc, octopus gills are finely divided and vascularized outgrowths of either the outer or the inner body surface.
Octopus arms show a wide variety of complex reflex actions arising on at least three different levels of the nervous system.
The tension receptors are not sufficient for the octopus brain to determine the position of the octopus's body or arms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Octopus   (1828 words)

  
 Octopus card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Octopus cards are highly popular with tourists (including day-travellers from Shenzhen and the rest of Mainland China), which explains how there are twice as many Octopus cards in circulation as there are people living in Hong Kong (although some people own more than one card).
Octopus uses a nonstandard system for RFID instead of the ISO 14443 standards, since there were no standards in the nascent industry during its development in 1997.
Octopus is specifically designed so that card transactions are relayed for clearing on a store and forward basis, without any requirement for reader units to have realtime round-trip communications with a central database or computer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Octopus_card   (4354 words)

  
 Octopus - MSN Encarta
The octopus is characterized by a soft body with a well-developed brain and by eight arms bearing two rows of suckers each.
Much of their life is spent in hiding, and many species—such as the common octopus, which can grow to about 1 m (about 3 ft) long—choose a natural hole among rocks or in a pile of rubble.
The common octopus is classified as Octopus vulgaris, the Atlantic pygmy octopus as Octopus joubini, and the white-spotted octopus as Octopus macropus, all of the family Octopodidae.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761564551   (521 words)

  
 Octopus
Having changed colour to blend in with its surroundings, the well-camouflaged octopus waits for prey to pass by and then seizes it with its long arms.
If the octopus's prey is hard-shelled, the octopus punctures the shell by drilling with its tongue, which is covered in small, sharp teeth.
Whenever possible, the octopus will escape from its predators by shooting a jet of water through its body to create a burst of speed.
wonderclub.com /Wildlife/primitive/octopus.htm   (545 words)

  
 Newfound Octopus Impersonates Fish, Snakes
While the discovery is so recent the octopus still doesn't have a scientific name, the researchers are intrigued by its uncanny ability to impersonate lion fish, soles, banded sea snakes, and possibly other creatures in its habitat.
The clever creature is a brown octopus about two feet (60 centimeters) long that slithers along the muddy bottom of shallow, tropical estuaries where rivers spill into the sea.
Foraging near the bottom of the sea, this new species of octopus is able to change its shape and color to resemble several different species of poisonous creatures.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2001/09/0920_octopusmimic.html   (548 words)

  
 Octopus Basics -- Keeping an Octopus as a Pet
Many species of octopus prefer a diet of crustaceans (shrimp, crabs) but also eat fish and some will use their beak to drill open shells such as mollusks.
At the end of her life, the octopus mother lays eggs, which she guards and cares for in her den.
There are two types of octopus eggs - some octopuses produce very small eggs, and the hatchlings are tiny and exist as a type of plankton until they eventually grow larger and sink to the ocean bottom to begin their life as octopuses.
www.tonmo.com /articles/basicoctopus.php   (638 words)

  
 Octopus Arms May Point Way to New Robot Designs
Understanding how the octopus controls eight flexible arms all at once could be the basis for developing the next generation of flexible robotic arms—long a goal among robotics engineers.
Once an octopus spots its prey, it has a remarkable ability to reach out with one of its arms and grab it with one of the suckers that form a double line up each of the octopus's arms.
The octopus acquired a fearsome and mythic status from sailors of old who told tales of giant multi-armed sea monsters emerging from the deep and wrestling ships to the bottom of the sea.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/02/0209_050209_octopus.html   (1040 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
OCTOPUS, carnivorous marine MOLLUSK of the genus Octopus, order Octopoda, class Cephalopoda, found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters.
It is characterized by a soft body with a well-developed brain and by eight arms bearing two rows of suckers each.
Octopuses generally stay in one area as adults, but those species with planktonic larvae are found all over the world because the currents and tides move them.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/octopus.html   (416 words)

  
 Octopus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An Octopus is an animal of the Mollusk Family.
Even when light hits the octopus, the octopus will change its color to look like the light was shining on the rocks.
It is a blck ink that is created by the octopus to aid in its survival.
www2.hawaii.edu /~jfung/octopus.htm   (776 words)

  
 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Online Field Guide
In fact, the giant octopus is shy and poses little danger to divers, fishers or swimmers.
The giant octopus is thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
While all of an octopus's eight arms are capable of the same tasks, researchers have recently discovered that most octopuses have a favorite arm that they prefer to use when exploring a new nook or cranny.
www.mbayaq.org /efc/living_species?hOri=0&hab=6&inhab=222   (194 words)

  
 Octopus Method and Internet Course
Octopus is a systematic and effective method for developing object-oriented software particularly for embedded real-time systems.
The Octopus method is based on the popular OMT and Fusion methods, but also embodies common practice found in real-time systems.
The Octopus Supplement Series is the media to announce and distribute the official position of the Software Technology Laboratory on any change or enhancement made compared to the book.
www-nrc.nokia.com /octopus   (395 words)

  
 Octopus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Editing the Octopus is a breeze, because all controls are located on a single panel which is always on view, so you can see at a glance any synth parameter.
One of the Octopus’ key features is its use of envelopes as a primary modulation source.
In fact, in the case of the Octopus the term “envelope” is somewhat of an understatement as their use goes far beyond that of conventional envelopes.
www.linplug.com /Products/Octopus/octopus.htm   (862 words)

  
 Adopt a Giant Octopus - National Zoo| FONZ
The octopus kills crabs with a shell-crushing bite from the parrot-like beak concealed at the center of its tentacles.
The giant octopus is vulnerable to pollution, but unlike its edible relative, the common octopus, it is not in direct danger from humans even though there is a small commercial fishery for it from Alaska to Northern California, mainly as a bait for halibut fisheries.
Octopus overfishing, however, appears to have occurred in Japan and in sport dive fisheries in the straits between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Support/AdoptSpecies/AnimalInfo/GiantOctopus/default.cfm   (1644 words)

  
 Power & Motoryacht Forums: Octopus
Applying the rule of 1 M EUR per meter megayacht we will end up with 155 M USD but I think Octopus is more expensive than the average megayacht because she is more complicated and uses many new solutions and features (like the submarine and tender carried in an onboard dock).
The Octopus left New Orleans, bound for the gulf, at about 4:00 PM local time on Thursday May 6, 2004, without the helicopter that had been on the rear helipad since Monday.
Octopus is said to carry another but smaller helicopter - an MD Explorer - but I'm uncertain whether both are kept in the hangar or if there is a another garage at the forward helipad.
powerandmotoryacht.zeroforum.com /zerothread?id=20   (1834 words)

  
 finHeader
Octopus fisheries in Morocco, the main supplier of this species worldwide, restarted on 1 December 2005.
The regulation stipulates that it will be forbidden ‘for octopus under the minimum size of 450g (gutted) to be retained on board or be transhipped, landed, transported, stored, sold, displayed or offered for sale, but shall be returned immediately to the sea’.
If the EU prohibits the marketing of octopus of less than 450 g on its territory whilst in those West African countries where octopus is caught the catching and marketing of undersize octopus is still accepted, it is all too clear what will happen - the octopus will slip through the regulatory net.
www.globefish.org /index.php?id=2684   (975 words)

  
 Cookbook:Octopus - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Octopus, sometimes considered shellfish, are related to squid.
It is common to sell octopus whole, frozen into a solid chunk of ice or fresh.
Live octopus is sometimes eaten for the thrill of having the suction cups grab at the eater's mouth.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Cookbook:Octopus   (106 words)

  
 SharkFriends Octopus Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The octopus swims by a kind of jet propulsion, spewing out water from its body to propel itself through the water.
The Giant Octopus is the biggest octopus and can measure up to 23 ft from arm tip to arm tip, and can weigh up to 400 pounds.
An interesting fact about octopus females is that do not eat during the entire time that they are caring for their eggs, which can be as long as two months.
www.sharkfriends.com /octopus.html   (299 words)

  
 Animal Planet :: Corwin's Carnival of Creatures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The giant octopus is the largest of all octopods, with a 31 feet arm span.
This octopus typically lives off the northern coast of California and north toward Alaska and Japan.
Octopus are used for bait and for human consumption.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/waterbeast/octopus.html   (196 words)

  
 Octopus
These octopusÕ were greatly exaggerated in size and tendency to attack man, for that is practically nonexistent; as the blue ringed octopus is one of few species with strong enough venom to even kill a human, it does not happen very often (Dozier).
The blue ringed octopusÕ venom is so toxic to its prey that the mere presence in the water of the octopus is strong enough to kill some of its crustaceous prey, a remarkable amount of potentancy.
An octopus will also use its ability to change color to reflect different moods such as white for fear, red when it is angry, and brown being the neutral color which you would most often see an octopus as (Guerrini).
jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu /fieldcourses03/PapersMarineEcologyArticles/Octopus.html   (2237 words)

  
 COLLECTION: Octopus recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pour on the oil and stir the octopus to seal it on all sides.
The octopus is cooked when it can be easily pierced with a skewer.
To serve, drain the octopus and serve it on small individual plates or saucers with the lemon wedges.
www.cs.cmu.edu /~mjw/recipes/seafood/octopus-coll.html   (569 words)

  
 BM Galleries - Octopus or Insect Eye?
The insect and the octopus are two types of animals that have evolved sophisticated eyes.
As to which eye is more sophisticated, a highly refined insect eye or octopus eye, this is a bit like comparing a good orange with a good apple.
The octopus eye and the vertebrate eye are extraordinarily similar.
ebiomedia.com /gall/eyes/octopus-insect.html   (1285 words)

  
 CGSociety - The Making of 'Octopus'
We received the ‘Octopus' job from an advertising agency and the challenge was to produce an image where a giant octopus was escaping from a kitchen.
Since the species of octopus was chosen, we began to model from photographic references.
We created an octopus mock-up and, based on this, we created several sketches to define the octopus' final position.
features.cgsociety.org /story_custom.php?story_id=2585   (395 words)

  
 Look What I Found In My Brain!: Octopus
Octopus blood itself is interesting because it uses a copper-based molecule to carry oxygen instead of the more familiar iron-using hemoglobin molecules found in vertebrate animals.
He'd put the new octopus in the tank, do some odds and ends in the lab for a few minutes, then leave the room and turn out the lights.
He'd wait outside until he heard the telltale, sodden slap that mean the octopus had staged a jailbreak and had hit the floor.
www.sff.net /people/lucy-snyder/brain/2005/10/octopus.html   (792 words)

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