“Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus” by Bogi Takács is pretty short, straightforward, and excellent. In it, an uplift common octopus tells you, human, about the octopodes' first encounter with a human and how they found out that they were uplifted, given inter-generational memory much more than concsciousness (this is where the r strategy comes in), to be tools in cleaning up the world.
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