Incredible behavior

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  1. Oktoputeao

    Oktoputeao O. bimaculoides Registered

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  2. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    I wonder why the octopus doesn't ink
     
  3. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Sneaky and effective camoflage.
     
  4. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I really dislike seeing sentience die, a fact of life, I know, but saddening nonetheless :sad:
     
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    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    This video emerged a couple months back.... Some legnthy opinions on it too....
     
  6. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    The first time I saw a glimpse of "something" in the corner, my mind took an educated guess and thought "Cuttlefish", then it attacked.

    Really cool video though.
     
  7. MarieK

    MarieK Larval Mass Registered

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    Awww, the cute little octopod was just playing with the equipment when BAM, I thought the cuttlefish was some seaweed or something. Still excellent video. Poor little octi.
     
  8. ckeiser

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    WHOA - interspecific ceph predation! I've never seen that before.
     
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    Wow

    that was incredible I didn't think a cuttlefish would go after an Octopus for food. Is that common?

    lance
     
  10. micstarz

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    I actually think it is the diver's fault. If he/she hadn't attracted the octopus' attention and curiosity and encouraged interaction, perhaps the octopus would have been alert and would have escaped.
     
  11. Animal Mother

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    Perhaps. Perhaps had it been food or some other distraction rather than the diver the outcome would have been the same.
     
  12. micstarz

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    True, but the diver could also have been a beacon that attracted the cuttle :P

    Who knows :D
     
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    Cool! kinda weird.. but still cool!
     
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    Fasinating
     
  15. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    I was so intriqued by the octopus (and how cute is was as it played with the equipment) I totally didn't see the cuttle. I guess if the diver was looking through the camera, they would be totally oblivious to it too. (Otherwise, I'm fairly sure they would have zoomed out!)
     

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