Coconut Carrying Octopus
Scientists were stunned to discover tip-toeing octopuses with coconut-shell halves suctioned to their undersides, then reassembling the halves and disappearing inside of the coconut-shell for protection or deception.
”We were blown away,” said biologist Mark Norman of discovering the octopus behavior off Indonesia. “It was hard not to laugh underwater and flood your [scuba] mask.”
The coconut-carrying behavior makes the veined octopus the newest member of the elite club of tool-using animals—and the first member without a backbone, researchers say.
Maybe not the cutest nor cuddliest of creatures, but certainly intresting.
Source: National Geographic