Camouflaged octopuses 'walk' on two tentacles

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  1. Barnstorm

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    Fascinating! Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Bit frustrating how they can never get the name of the university right, though. I've dealt with Emma many times ... and she's mixed something up each time.

    Auckland UNIVERSITY of Technology - not AIT.
     
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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Neo; would you be one of the authors of this fine piece?
     
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    Is this Christine Huffard really TONMO.com member 'mucktopus'?
     
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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Crissy Huffard is my graduate student. My major contribution was finding O. aculeatus on Lizard Island and getting her there to film them.
     
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    Absolutely magic! Double nice to have the both of you aboard!
     
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    Hmm not working, anyone mind ripping it?
     
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    The one supposedly imitating the coconut looks odd... i can certainly see the deception, i was looking at the area of sand before i spotted the two "legs"
     
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    Wow, that's a crazy video. Thanks for posting! BOE, sorry, not sure how to rip it.
     
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    Put your toes on the end of the board and lean slightly back...
     
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    WOW What great footage! My Dad saw this on the TV the other night (and didn't tape it! :confused: ) I missed it!

    Welcome guys! more movies please!

    J
     
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    Very cool mucktopus! :D
     
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    I totally see why it looks like a cocoanut. Like Jean my parents saw it and didn't tape it. But now that I've seen the movies I feel much better. That's totally cool!
     
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    this is interesting... What other mimicry behaviours does it exhibit?

    John
     
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