My blog discusses these animals and other underwater topics as well.
• “Octopus Engineering, Intentional and Inadvertent,” (D. Scheel, P. Godfrey-Smith, S. Chancellor, M. Hing, S. Linquist, M. Lawrence), Communicative & Integrative Biology, e1395994.
• “Did They Mean To Do That? Accident and Intent in an Octopuses’ Garden” (M. Hing and P. Godfrey-Smith), The Conversation, November 14, 2017. Reprinted by ABC News (Australia).
• “A Second Site Occupied by Octopus tetricus at High Densities, With Notes on Their Ecology and Behavior,” (D. Scheel, S. Chancellor, M. Hing, M. Lawrence, S. Linquist, P. Godfrey-Smith), Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10236244.2017.1369851. (A page collecting media coverage of this paper is here. I comment on the media coverage here.)
• “Signal Use by Octopuses in Agonistic Interactions” (D. Scheel, P. Godfrey-Smith, M. Lawrence) Current Biology 26 (2016): 1-6.
• Cephalopods and the Evolution of the Mind. In Pacific Conservation Biology, 2013.
• Long-Term High-Density Occupation of a Site by Octopus tetricus, with Possible Site Modification Due to Foraging Behavior (P. Godfrey-Smith and M. Lawrence). Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology, 2012. Observations of a site in Australia. For an update about the site, see here.
• A book review of Cephalopod Cognition (edited by Darmaillacq, Dickel, & Mather) in Animal Behavior, 2015.
• Field Observations of Mating in Octopus tetricus and Amphioctopus marginatus, with Christine Huffard, Molluscan Research, 2010.