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Coconut-collecting octopus

OB

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Kewlness
 

ckeiser

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

sorseress

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Very kewl indeed. Poor guy finally got fed up with being" stalked".
 

DWhatley

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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.
 

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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

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

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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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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:.
 

CrossFire86

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Put the octo in the coconut, you such a silly woman!,
Put the octo in the coconut, put them both together,
Put the octo in the coconut, then you feel better.
 

CaptFish

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

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