Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Octopus Armor

Yes, this on the heels of Lester Shubin's death... Octopuses has learned to arm itself.

: "The coconut-carrying behavior makes the veined octopus the newest member of the elite club of tool-using animals"

armor: "An octopus would dig up the two halves of a coconut shell, then use them as protective shielding when stopping in exposed areas or when resting in sediment."

(note: link includes cool video of this event)

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