Nociceptive sensitisation in squid - new paper out

robyn

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Last summer I kept a blog about the research I was doing at the MBL on nociception in squid - and now the paper has just been published at the Journal of Experimental Biology. The link to the abstract is below, and anyone interested in a reprint is welcome to email me for a download link.
Nociception and the possibility that its presence might indicate pain sensations in cephalopods is becoming a topical area. As animal welfare laws slowly start to extend into invertebrates we hope this paper might be a valuable addition to that debate.

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/19/3173.abstract
 

Jean

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In NZ, the animal welfare act (1999) cites squid and octopus as animals and they must be treated in the same way as a mammal!
 

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