Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Amazing Octopus Tales

Scroll down to yesterday's post  for T'a Chi Lessons .

I couldn't resist sharing this great Octopus story and video How COOL are these animals such amazing intelligence and so different to anything else I have ever read about !

This is a fun short video of an encounter where an octopus 'steals ' a diver's camera and swims off with it still recording , beautiful to watch. 
 Octopus Steals My Video Camera

ON AN UNSEASONABLY WARM day in the middle of March, I traveled from New Hampshire to the moist, dim sanctuary of the New England Aquarium, hoping to touch an alternate reality. I came to meet Athena, the aquarium’s forty-pound, five-foot-long, two-and-a-half-year-old giant Pacific octopus.
For me, it was a momentous occasion. I have always loved octopuses. No sci-fi alien is so startlingly strange. Here is someone who, even if she grows to one hundred pounds and stretches more than eight feet long, could still squeeze her boneless body through an opening the size of an orange; an animal whose eight arms are covered with thousands of suckers that taste as well as feel; a mollusk with a beak like a parrot and venom like a snake and a tongue covered with teeth; a creature who can shape-shift, change color, and squirt ink. But most intriguing of all, recent research indicates that octopuses are remarkably intelligence.
 Read the fascinating article here. Orion Octopus

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