Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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...