“Bizarre” Octopuses Carry Coconuts as Instant Shelters


“Bizarre” Octopuses Carry Coconuts as Instant Shelters.

This is hilarious to see.  Octopuses tip toeing across the sea bed while holding a coconut shell under their bodies like a lady holding up her skirt.  With all the sand they kick up, they’re hardly inconspicuous.  Still, it must give them some sort of advantage, or they wouldn’t do it.

The link has the full story and the video clip. 

I’m wondering where the octopuses got their coconut shells from?  Tossed overboard by passing fishermen?  Or do they naturally split in half?

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One Response to ““Bizarre” Octopuses Carry Coconuts as Instant Shelters”

  1. jakartanna Says:

    very interesting post, thanks for sharing. I don’t know if coconut can naturally split like that, I guess the spongy coconut husk will make it float through the sea. This typical cut I think was from copra industry, they usually de-husk coconuts, cut them in half and then dry them to get the coconut oil. But how do the shells get there underwater… hmm… 🙂 NatGeo should answer this.

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