Coconut-collecting octopus

OB

Colossal Squid
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#4
Kewlness
 

ckeiser

GPO
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#5
Very cool. I love how the octo keeps a keen eye on the diver even when hiding between the shells.
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#8
My mother called me to tell me her MSN News showed information as if the coconut octopus was a brand new discovery. Cool for her to call (and notice) but I had to explain this was not a new find, just a new video.
 

mucktopus

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#9
Monty this is brilliant footage! I've been hearing about that behavior (along with another of the octopus closing the shell around it and walking on two arms sticking through the gap) since 2000 but have never seen the rolling myself! Fantastic!

take care,
Crissy
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#11
Made it to the front page "menu bar" of our most esteemed daily newspaper, "NRC Handelsblad", yay for octopodes!
 

blue_ringed57

Cuttlefish
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#12
so cool. I told my prof about it and she didn't believe me that invertebrates could use tools. Once I showed her the video her jaw hit the floor :P I keep telling people cephalopods are smart!!!
 

ckeiser

GPO
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#15
Everyone I know has been emailing, facebooking, or asking me if I'd heard of this. I love to see a ceph to widely publicised in the news and general public
 

DWhatley

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#16
I agree that it is fun and interesting that this has interested so many people. It made my mother's MSNBC news clips and she had to call me, hoping she would deliver news I had not heard. I disappointed her but told her to keep trying :wink:.
 

CaptFish

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#19
They were Australian scientist and they were studying the octos off the coasts of Northern Sulawesi and Bali in Indonesia.
 

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