To travel between salt-water holes, octopi will come out of the water and literally walk.
Now, this is fascinating!
This little dude just gets up and climbs out of the water, just feet away from people and a camera, to travel to another tide pool AND he’s carrying a crab the whole time!
This guy must be used to humans ’cause he doesn’t give making himself ridiculously vulnerable a second thought.
Watch the video below:
The Huffington Post writes:
Onlookers at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, Calif. were shocked when this octopus crawled out of the water and began walking on dry land. Apparently this type of behavior is not that uncommon, though it is rarely seen up close. Scientists have observed octopuses using their limbs to walk along the ocean floor, some even doing so using only two of their eight limbs. In these cases, the other limbs are used “tocamouflage themselves as plant material in order to hide from lurking predators,” according to a report from MSNBC.
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