Admittedly science is not my strong suit, but I found this article by Ed Yong for The Atlantic about octopus DNA very interesting. The sea is home to so many amazing secrets, mysteries and opportunities for discovery.
Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes April 6, 2017
This octopus MUST have seen this video and was hopping MAD about the bad PR so he decided to take things into his own hands tentacles.
Here’s what happened to Victor Huang while diving at Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand (via Vimeo)
“while trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashes towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn’t feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief haha. cheeky octopus.”
It’s an ocean out there! Guard your valuables!
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