Cephalopod Week Wrap-Up

16:41 minutes

During our second annual Cephalopod Week, we celebrated octopus, cuttlefish, and all things tentacled. SciFri community manager Brandon Echter rounds up the highlights from the week-long cephaloparty. And SciFri education manager Ariel Zych and biologist Chuck Fisher join us from the exploration vessel Nautilus. They talk about the hydrothermal vent ecosystems along the Galápagos Rift region that they’ve observed while aboard the ship.

Segment Guests

Brandon Echter

Brandon Echter is Science Friday’s digital managing editor. He loves space, sloths, and cephalopods, and his aesthetic is “cultivated schlub.”

Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s education director. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.

Chuck Fisher

Chuck Fisher is co-lead scientist on E/V Nautilus and a biology professor at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Chris Payne

Chris Payne is a senior aquarist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

Explore More

The Octopus Whisperer

To keep the brainy creatures healthy in captivity, caretakers employ a variety of tricks, including dog toys.

Read More