Octopus and squid can hear!

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Do octopodes and squid really hear?

The monsters of the deep are listening, well a new study seems to suggest they are!

The cephalopods can hear you.
The discovery resolves a century-long debate over whether cephalopods, the group of sea creatures that includes octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses, can hear sounds underwater.

Compared to fish, octopus and squid do not appear to hear particularly well.

But the fact they can hear raises the possibility that these intelligent animals may use sound to catch prey, communicate with one another or listen out for predators.

Source: BBC Earth News.


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