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.
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!
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 .