Octopus steals divers camera and makes off with it

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  1. risboombah

    risboombah Larval Mass Registered

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  2. SanClementeEric

    SanClementeEric Blue Ring Registered

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    That's awesome!
     
  3. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Cephalopods prevail!
     
  4. Donnerboy

    Donnerboy Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Absolutely awesome footage. Great depth and clarity.
     
  5. haggs

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    I'll burst the bubble, yes the occy comes and holds the camera and may even "steal" it, but when it is shown on the spear gun, it is at different times. If you look closely at 1:44 seconds you can see the spear gun is actually loaded, then at 2:06 to 2:12 it is unloaded, then at 2:13 onwards it is loaded again. Which makes me think that it is not continious footage and may have been put together to make a nice "story".
     
  6. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hmmm your right at some times the gun is cocked and sometimes it not, very suspicious.
     
  7. winglessgnome

    winglessgnome Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    That was so adorable! That diver was super lucky that he/she got to get so close to that octopus! I'm super jealous. I really think the octopus was just playing with him. Great video.
     
  8. SgS180

    SgS180 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Great vid. Any idea what species that is? Based on this it looks like a male to me...
     
  9. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Definitely male! Pretty sure it's Pinnoctopus cordiformis... Steve?
     

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