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Octopus Ambassador

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 21, 2011 07:00 AM
"I come in peace." Alright ... I might be giving octopus too much credit for their 'intelligence,' but watch this video and tell me it doesn't look like the octopus walked out of the water to present a peace offering (crab catch) to the human dignitaries.

This incredible video was shared on TONMO's bulletin board. An octopus labors great distances out of the water towards human onlookers and leaves a crab at the onlookers' feet before returning back to his salty pond.  Is this an octopus offering a tribute or simply a confused cephalopod high-tailing it out of there when he realized he was heading towards people?

TONMO is an online community dedicated to octopus, squid, and cephalopod information.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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