Cephalopod Fights - Predator vs Prey

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    The cephalopod being eaten is an octopus, not a squid and I am not sure about the size of those "giant" spider crabs but an interesting video. Cudos to the two YouTube commenters that noted the correct ceph id.

    I believe this is the crab species info,
    from an article about discovering a new species. So a large crab might have a body length of up to 7" and legs up to a foot long. I did not find information on the "average" size that would be more representative of the video.
     
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    Giant octopus suffocates foolhardy dolphin that tried to eat it
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    Octopus and seal go head-to-head in epic fight to the death
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    A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a giant octopus in New Zealand earlier this week. The epic confrontation took place at South Bay, on New Zealand's South Island, on ...
    SEE IT: Kayakers witness 20-minute-long battle between octopus and sealNew York Daily News
    WATCH: Octopus, seal duke it out in ocean fightToronto Sun
    Epic Sea Battle Between Octopus And Seal Caught On VideoThe Alternative Daily (blog)
    PopCulture.com -The Inquisitr
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    Great to see this! Looks like one of the eyes of the owl fish is glazed over suggesting perhaps it was already weakened and so got caught. Would be interesting to know what the light does - white light like this is huge and squid have some of the most sensitive eyes in the animal kingdom - must be blinded.
     

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