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General News · 6th July 2020
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
July 10th from 1 to 3 p.m. Michael Moore explains the mysterious underwater world of octopuses.

2:20 to 3 p.m. Lucretia Shanfarber tells more about the Cortes Garden Club and things she's learned about no dig gardening from gardens on Cortes and Quadra.

Folk University has taken Folk U Friday to Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. (repeats on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.) Neighbours continue to share their interests, passions, and skills with each other over the air-waves. YOU are encouraged to call-in every week to contribute, ask questions, or share your program ideas at 250-935-0200. Every week will also include gardening tips and other strategies for personal resilience during this time.

"The octopus threatens boundaries. Its body, a boneless mass of soft tissue, has no fixed shape. Even large octopuses – the largest species, the Giant Pacific, has an arm span of more than six metres and weighs a hundred pounds – can fit through an opening an inch wide, or about the size of its eye. This, combined with their considerable strength – a mature male Giant Pacific can lift thirty pounds with each of its 1600 suckers – means that octopuses are difficult to keep in captivity. Many octopuses have escaped their aquarium tanks through small holes; some have been known to lift the lid of their tank, making their way, sometimes across stretches of dry floor, to a neighbouring tank for a snack, or to the nearest drain, and maybe from there back home to the sea." from The Sucker, The Sucker in the London Review of Books about the books Other Minds and The Soul of an Octopus. Read here.

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The Pacific Octopus
The Pacific Octopus