Cephalopds

Since June 2012 cephalopods (at the moment we do not have cephalopods in our aquarium, but we hope that this is going to change soon) are housed in a 3000 liters sea water aquarium on the institute ship. The aquarium is divided in four compartments in order to avoid be able to separate animals as especially octopods are highly territorial. The cephalopods are being kept at the Marine Science Center in order to be able to investigate their much vaunted cognitive and learning abilities. Furthermore there are many aspects of their sensory systems that need to be investigated.