Octopus Goes Coco-Nuts At The Bottom Of The Ocean

NewsflarePublished: October 15, 2017Updated: October 17, 20171,277 views
Published: October 15, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

Let’s be honest here, don’t octopuses look weird to you? They have eight extremities and a big head that strangely reminds us of the Martians in the 1996 version of Mars Attacks! They appear almost extraterrestrial, and some people are saying that because of their DNA they, actually, might be. To top it all off, they have three hearts. You heard it right, those funny looking and extremely intelligent beings have one systemic heart that circulates blood around the body and two branchial hearts that pump it through each of the two gills. That is seriously impressive.

Check out this amusing video from the Newsflare archive of an octopus carrying a coconut as it walks on the bottom of the ocean in Lembeh, Indonesia. The footage, shot by a diver in April 2015, shows the small octopus carrying two halves of a coconut in its 'arms' and using its other tentacles like legs to walk along the ocean floor.

The Amphioctopus marginatus species is best known as the 'coconut octopus' because of its habit of using coconuts and shells to protect itself. The filmer later discussed the encounter online, saying: "I've also seen some jump out the sand with their coconut and hide in them before they let the stream take them away".

We imagine the octopus was in a hurry to get to the audition for the new Monty Python series, where he will be auditioning for the role of Concorde, sir Lancelot’s mighty coconut knocker!

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