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Sun Apr 1, 2012, 05:06 PM

breakthrough in understanding octopus language

Education researchers at Oregon Sea Grant's Free-Choice Learning Lab, housed at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), have discovered a way to translate octopus gestures to human speech. This project was unveiled on April 1, 2012.



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Reply breakthrough in understanding octopus language (Original post)
pokerfan Apr 2012 OP
jberryhill Apr 2012 #1
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #9
jberryhill Apr 2012 #10
Warpy Apr 2012 #2
jberryhill Apr 2012 #11
Warpy Apr 2012 #15
pokerfan Apr 2012 #17
eppur_se_muova Apr 2012 #3
Sedona Apr 2012 #4
jakeXT Apr 2012 #5
Th1onein Apr 2012 #6
pokerfan Apr 2012 #7
usrname Apr 2012 #8
snagglepuss Apr 2012 #14
MNBrewer Apr 2012 #12
Diclotican Apr 2012 #13
denbot Apr 2012 #16
ChazInAz Apr 2012 #18
Octohostage Apr 2012 #19

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 05:14 PM

1. Well, don't tell it what's in the calamari

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:31 PM

9. Squid, not octopi. Thank God.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:33 PM

10. Nope, not tonight

We ran out and had to substitute

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 05:18 PM

2. This is the first baby step toward communication

with off planet species. Once we can understand some of our own fellow species we might be on the way to understanding those who don't share a planetary reference point.

The downside is learning how they feel about the way they've been treated for all these millennia.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:35 PM

11. "Once we can understand some of our own fellow species "

I gather you haven't read much in the Help & Meta forum. It's not encouraging in that regard.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:41 AM

15. Well, our own species has been particularly recalcitrant

in that regard. However, lacking the longstanding linguistic skills as we know them might be a help rather than an hindrance with interspecies communication.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:28 AM

17. dolphins

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 05:24 PM

3. LOL ! Well done !

British accents make anything sound credible to Americans.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. "I am a kitty"

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 05:39 PM

5. Back to square one

They predict soccer results, taste good with garlic and are able to open jars.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 06:14 PM

6. Yeah, that's what I thought....

An April Fool's joke.

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Response to Th1onein (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 06:29 PM

7. I like to think of it

as a day for calibrating everyone's BS meters.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:22 PM

8. April Fools

 

Gotta be April Fools. C'mon, it's gotta be.

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Response to usrname (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 10:28 PM

14. I doubt it's ajoke. Octopuses are extremely intelligent. I was blown

away watching a documentary about them several years ago.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:49 PM

12. I hate April first.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:20 PM

13. pokerfan

pokerfan

That was a good one at 1 april. I almost got into it...

But even it is not true - it would be cool to know what some of our other beings on the planet really is talking about with each other.. Octopuses are not that "stupid", and should be able to communicate both internal, but also externally if we was just able to understand them...

Diclotican

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:23 AM

16. LOL

Got me..

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

18. April 1...Lon Chaney's birthday.

I should have known. "You have bought eight tickets to the gun show." Monty Python couldn't have done it better.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:04 AM

19. What the octopus is really saying...

"Please set me free!"

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