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The name of a person who studies Octos?

Gaetan P.

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I am looking for the Title of a scientist who studies Octos?

Example: Rocks and Minerals= Geologists.

Octos = ?
 

WhiteKiboko

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not sure if teuthologist covers it....

if they have their own prefix, my memory doesnt serve me...
 

Gaetan P.

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I thought "teuth" refers to squid. I am also not sure...let's hope we can get another reponse..thanks
 
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How about "That guy who's mad about octos?" That's what my moms uses to decribe octo-researchers and anyone who's work is related to octos...
 

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Hello Gaetan,

The study of molluscs is called malacology. Octologists are ear specialists (no, really). I've never heard of a term specific to octopus scientists, except for Dr. Octopus. Coming up with a proper term might be a good assignment for your students.

Cheers,
Clem
 

Gaetan P.

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Thanks Clem....I'll let you know what they come up with...If you find out any info on the matter, let me know....thanks
 
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Clem said:
Hello Gaetan,

The study of molluscs is called malacology. Octologists are ear specialists (no, really). I've never heard of a term specific to octopus scientists, except for Dr. Octopus. Coming up with a proper term might be a good assignment for your students.

Cheers,
Clem

Octologists? Ears? Do you mean otologists? Or are they more properly known as "the people incorrectly called otologists"?

Melissa
 

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