Monday, December 14, 2009

What? An octupus carrying a coconut?

It could grip it by the husk.

Ed Yong has a really interesting post up about octopuses and their prized coconut shells. They carry around these shells as portable cover when walking (yes, walking) long distances of barren sea floor. Check out his post for some cool videos and a great write-up.

More at the BBC and the actual paper can be downloaded here.

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