Presenting Author: Nadav Shashar
Authors: Nadav Shashar  , Jenny Tynyakov  , Anne – Sophie Darmaillacq  , Amit Lerner  , Ludovic Dickel 
1. Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat, Israel
2. Ethos (Ethologie animale et humaine) UMR 6552, Caen, France Future – planning abilities in the common cuttlefish
Recently, the cognitive abilities of Sepia officinalis, in particular its memory, have been the subject o [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Ruth Styfhals
Authors: Ruth Styfhals [1,2], Astrid Deryckere , Eduardo Almansa , Stein Aerts , Graziano Fiorito  and Eve Seuntjens 
1. Research group of developmental neurobiology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium;
2. Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy;
3. Centro Oceanográfico de Canarias, Instituto Español de Oceanografia, Spain;
4. VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research, KU Leu [...]
Presenting Author: Eduardo Sampaio
Authors: Eduardo Sampaio [1,2,3], Catarina S. Ramos , Bruna L.M. Bernardino , Maela Bleunven , Marta L. Augustin , Érica Moura , Vanessa M. Lopes , Rui Rosa 
1. MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal.
2. Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior, University of Konstanz, Germany.
3. Centre for th [...]
Presenting Author: Wolfgang Slany
Author: Wolfgang Slany
Graz University of Technology, Austria.
The Slany method 😉 allows routinely measuring the volume and mass of octopuses with high precision without taking them out of their tank. It does not require any special handling or immobilization of octopuses, besides common husbandry practices such as feeding. The method thus is particularly well suited to gently handle animals without harming them physically or emotionally, in fact it is rewa [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Jeremea O. Songco
Authors: Jeremea O. Songco  , Gabrielle Coffing , Judit R. Pungor , Denise M. Piscopo , Andrew Kern , Adam C. Miller , Cristopher M. Niell 
1. Institute of Neuroscience at University of Oregon USA
2. Institute of Ecology and Evolution at University of Oregon USA.
Octopuses, like vertebrates, have camera – like eye structures despite the two lineages having diverged evolutionarily over 500 m illion years ago from a common ances [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Wolfgang Slany
Author: Wolfgang Slany
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Training 1: A transparent bin contains otherwise identical blue and yellow balls. They are linked through a fishing line which is threaded through an eyelet so that the octopus can only take one ball up to the hole. The octopus receives a reward when she first takes the blue ball to the hole. Control 1: Bin’s open side is attached to a large opaque plate. The octopus cannot look around the plate t [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Morag Taite
Authors: Morag Taite , Jim Drewrey , Jonathan Ablett  and Louise Allcock
1. School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
2. Marine Scotland, Aberdeen, Scotland.
3. Division of Invertebrates, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Comparison of micro – CT scanning and traditional dissections for cirrate octopods
Computed tomography (CT) scanning allows for accurate 3D imaging o [...]Read more
Presenting Authors: Inmaculada Varo’
Authors: Inmaculada Varó , Ignacio Ortea , María Prado – Alvarez , Pablo García – Fernández , Ismael Hachero – Cruzado , Sonia Dios , Camino Gestal 
1. Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal (IATS), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
2. Instituto de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica de Cádiz (INiBICA), Universidad de Cádiz
3. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM), Consejo Supe [...]
Presenting Author: Giambattista Bello
Authors: Adrianne Deickert , Giambattista Bello 
1. Schriesheim, Germany;
2. Mola di Bari, Italy.
Several papers have described mating in different sepiolines. In this paper, three copulatory acts are described in captive Sepiola affinis (two acts) and Sepiola intermedia (one act; first description of mating in this species). No substantial differences were detected between the two species. In all cases, the male grabbed the fema [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Vladimir Laptikovsky
Authors: Vladimir Laptikhovsky , Gavan Cooke , Christopher Barrett , Sophie Lozach , Eleanor MacLeod , Daniel Oesterwind , Edel Sheerin , Michael Petroni , Leigh Barnwall , Jean-Paul Robin , Louise Allcock , Anne Marie Power 
1. Cefas, Pakefield Rd, Lowestoft NR33 0HT
2. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT
3. Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Alter Hafen Süd 2, 18069 Rostock [...]
Presenting Author: Lisa A. Abbo
Authors: Robyn J. Crook , Lisa A. Abbo 
1. San Fransisco State University, San Fransisco, CA, USA
2. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA.
Tonic pain is an ongoing, negative affective state arising from tissue damage or inflammation. Because pain is aversive and its relief is innately rewarding mammals learn to avoid a context in which pain is experienced and prefer one where pain relief occurs. It is generally accepted that vertebrat [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Roxana De Silva
Authors: Roxana De Silva-Dávila , Raymundo Avendaño-Ibarra , Ricardo Palomares-García , Unai Markaida 
1. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CICIMAR – IPN. México.
2. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Pesquerías Artesanales, CONACYT. México.
An egg mass portion and one paralarvae of Thysanoteuthis rhombus found during summer 2008 in the northeastern Tropical Pacific and autumn 2014 in the Gulf of California, Mexico, respectively, repr [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Eduardo Almansa
Authors: Diana Reis , Lorenzo Márquez , Inmaculada Varó , Catalina Perales-Raya , Juan Carlos Sanz , Virginia Martín , Eduardo Almansa 
1. Departamento de Biología Animal, Edafología y Geología. U niversidad de La Laguna, Spain;
2. Grupo de Modelización Digestiva. Universidad de Almería, Spain.
3. Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain.
4. Instituto Español de [...]
Presenting Author: Raymundo Avendaño-Ibarra
Authors: Raymundo Avendaño-Ibarra, Roxana De Silva-Dávila, Ricardo Palomares-García
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CICIMAR – IPN, Av. IPN s/n. Col. Playa Palo de Sta. Rita. CP 23096. La Paz, BCS, México.
Studies on cephalopod paralarval abundance in Mexican Pacific waters, indicates that the SD complex (paralarvae ≤3.0 – 4.0 mm of mantle length of Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis and Dosidicus gigas) is the most abundant taxa i [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Ali Murat Elagoz
Authors: Ali Murat Elagoz , Astrid Deryckere , Swell Sieben , Ruth Styfhals [1,2], Eduardo Almansa , Eve Seuntjens 
1. Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology, Department of Biology, KU Leuven, Belgium
2. Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
3. Centro Oceanográfico de Canarias, Instituto Español de Oceanografıa, Crta. San Andrés s/n, 38120 Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain [...]
Presenting Author: Meghan Holst
Authors: Meghan Holst , Robyn J. Crook 
1. San Francisco State University & Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, CA, USA
2. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA
When octopuses undergo their terminal reproductive phase and senescence, they experience extreme physical decline over a period of weeks or months before eventual death. With an increasing demand for welfare standards in zoos, aquariums and labs, the need for research [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Jodi Thomas
Authors: Jodi T. Thomas , Blake L. Spady , Philip L. Munday , Sue-Ann Watson [1,3]
1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia;
2. College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia;
3. Biodiversity and Geoscience Program, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Queensland Museum, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Projected future carbon diox [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Lisa Poncet
Authors: Lisa Poncet, Anthony Roig, Pauline Billard, Cécile Bellanger, Christelle Jozet-Alves
Normandie Université, Unicaen, CNRS, EthoS, 14000 Caen, France & Université Rennes, CNRS, EthoS (Éthologie animale et humaine) UMR 6552, F 35000 Rennes, France
Recently, the cognitive abilities of Sepia officinalis, in particular its memory, have been the subject of several studies. As memory is thought to be intrinsically directed toward the future, [...]Read more
Presenting Author: Fernando Á. Fernández-Álvarez
Authors: Fernando Á. Fernández-Álvarez, A. Louise Allcock;
Ryan Institute and School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, Ryan Institute and School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Oceanic squids of the order Oegopsida Orbigny, 1845 have great ecological and evolutionary importance, and some of them al so are important economic resources. Despite that, they are among the most mysterious grou [...]Read more