Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) by Samantha Craven

This incredible cephalopod is one of only two octopuses that have been recorded to display bipedal locomotion!

It has also been observed using tools for defense, and the use of available debris to create a defensive fortress. Although octopuses often use foreign objects as shelter, the sophisticated behavior of A. marginatus when they select materials, carry and reassemble them, is far more complex.

This one obviously got a bit lazy and settled for plastic. 


Notes

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    hahaha. makes me a little sad though, there are lots of garbage in the ocean. =(
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    Ommfg. Never ceases to amaze me.
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