Naturalist Sy Montgomery chronicles science’s growing recognition of the unique intelligence of the Giant Pacific Octopus.
When kept in captivity, the octopus needs to be kept occupied through puzzles and other complex entertainment. If they become bored, they will stop at nothing to escape. They also have distinct personalities, recognizing, acknowledging, and even forming unusual friendships with humans.
The Soul of an Octopus doesn’t view the octopus as a terrifying and unfamiliar monster, but celebrates in cleverness and curiosity.