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New Octopus Documentary Series. A three-part documentary on National Geographic Live and Disney+ offers a fantastic glimpse into the lives and behaviors of octopuses. Dr. Alex Schnell, a marine biologist and comparative psychologist, spent years studying cephalopod behavior, and she reveals her great passion in Secrets of the Octopus. The series highlights the immense diversity of the enigmatic cephalopods, with the day-time octopus of the Great Barrier Reef; blue-ringed, coconut, and mimic octopuses in the Lembeh Strait; and Canada's giant Pacific octopus among many highlighted.

Pipin Loses a Libel Case. If you had watched the 2022 Netflix film No Limit (Sous Emprise in French), you might well have assumed it was a parallel story in fiction of the actual death - perhaps murder - of record-setting free diver Audrie Mestre. Well, Josť Ferreras (Pipin) thought so. The movie leaves little doubt that the free-diving character Roxana was killed in some wayward plan by her lover, Pascal, and Ferreras believed it accused him of causing his wife's death, and sued Netflix for libel. His lawyer stated, "This is one of the strongest libel-in-fiction cases I've come across." The judge thought differently and threw out the case. Ferreras plans to appeal....

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