Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Octopuses


I was talking to my sister on the phone the other day about these octopuses in the book I was reading...and laughing and laughing and she told me about the above video...she saw it a couple of years ago from the guy who actually was working the ROV. (if you've never seen The Abyss, an ROV is a remote operated vehicle). I was pretty sure I could find it on YouTube. The octopus is 16ft giant pacific coast "80lb Octopus Doflieni". The ROV has to jet it's engines to shake loose octopus.

I used to watch and sometimes catch these animals when I was growing up.

The above video shows a Giant Pacific Octopus on the prowl...you can see her change colours several times subtly as she moves...

5 comments:

tweetey30 said...

Oh wow. Those are neat. They are beautiful creatures arent they?

Candy Minx said...

Yeah, they really are beautiful. And apparently funny and smart!

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Candy Minx said...

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Gardenia said...

Isn't nature stunning, mysterious, and infinitely wonderful?