Exploratory Behavior During Exploratory Behaviour Essay

733 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 3 Pages
Results Yasumuro and Ikeda (2011) discovered statistically significant differences between the poor and enriched environments through exploratory behavior, various body patterns, and reactions to stimulus. The duration of exploratory behavior witnessed in the octopuses in the poor environment were notably less frequent than the standard or enriched environments, while the enriched environments displayed the most exploration of all three environments. Variations of exploratory behavior were seen on different days within the environments. For example, the second and third days of the experiment showed gradual increase exploratory behavior in the poor and standard environments while decreasing in the enriched environment on the second day. However, the octopuses in the enriched environment showed gradually significant increase in exploratory behavior on the third and fourth days while decreasing in the poor and standard environments on the fourth day. Exploratory behaviors did not fluctuate significantly between day and night observations within all three environments. The previously mentioned scientists observed six various body patterns of the octopuses within the three environments, while the seventh body pattern, Deimatic, was only observed when the stimulus was present. The Uniform White Phase (UWP) and Chronic General Mottle (CGM) body patterns were witnessed somewhat similarly in all three environments. However, variations of the UWP were significantly different in the…

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