Thieving Octopus Unties Knotsthe daily dish
Visits by octopuses aren't rare, as a baited canister is a draw for many types of undersea life, but in this video (sped up for your convenience) you can see the octopus holding a shark at bay while it learns to undo three ties. Once the ties are free from the bait canister, the octopus has won the prize and swims away.
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As the researcher said, "That's marine science for you, when even your best attempts are foiled by a creature that is far too clever."
Without the bait the science is over -- strictly speaking, but the show must go on for a few minutes... via Vimeo
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