Octopuses 'rewire' their brains to adapt to different ocean temperatures
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California two-spotted octopuses (bimaculoid octopus) can modify their RNA in response to changes in ocean temperature. (Image credit: Tom Kleindinst)

As the seasons change, octopuses rewire their brains to adapt to fluctuating ocean temperatures, a new study has found.

Octopuses and other cephalopods are cold-blooded or ectothermic, meaning they cannot internally regulate their body temperature. Therefore, they are vulnerable to outside water temperatures, which can threaten the brain functioning of the these exceptionally intelligent creatures if the water gets too cold or too hot.

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