Tuesday, 11 November 2008
It seems that Otto the octopus gets bored during the Winter season, when his aquarium is closed during the week and he can no longer entertain himself my splashing water at visitors. Instead he "juggled the hermit crabs in his aquarium, threw rocks at the aquarium glass, confiscated scrubbers with which we tried to clean his exhibit from the inside and decided not to give them back and finally we found him sitting on the edge of his exhibit shooting water at the lights which caused the constant power cuts".
Is Otto a teenager?
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
Copyright Ed Baker