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Brought to You By… Octopus

By / Nov 15, 2013 (iStock/Thinkstock)

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Even octopus.

National Marine Educators Association

Octopuses are among the most remarkable creatures on Earth. For example, for protection from predators, they can instantly change color or alter the texture of their skin for camouflage. They can also regrow their arms, should they lose one to a foe. Want to learn more cool octupus facts? Contact a member of the National Marine Educators Association.

North American Society for Sport History

If you’re opposed to the more traditional means of catching an octopus, you can try wrestling one. Once popular enough to spark a world championship in the mid-1960s, octopus wrestling involved divers sticking their hands into holes along rocks in the ocean and pulling out the sea creatures by the head. We wonder if detailed accounts of this unusual sport are on record at the North American Society for Sport History?

International Association of Culinary Professionals

Grilled, fried, or (gulp) alive, octopus is a delicacy in many cuisines. For tips on preparing this type of seafood, check out the International Association of Culinary Professionals, whose Certified Culinary Professional program is the only multidisciplinary credentialing program in the industry and counts Julia Child among its recipients.

Katie Bascuas

Katie Bascuas is associate editor of Associations Now. More »


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