posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 03:41 PM
Originally posted by tmleleaux
I love seeing these kind of things! I am an avid scuba diver and when you see octopi in the ocean, you do not mess with them. The are smart enough
that if you touch them they do not just wrap around your arm or leg and stay there; they will go strait for your face and rip your regulator out of
your mouth and mask off your face! I wonder what other things these amazing creatures can do that we have not seen yet?
What's an octopi ?!
Is it used to measure the circumference of an octopuses head?!
It's not a Latin word, it's Latinised Greek.. But all hail the new English language..
U no I r Rite!
I've been fascinated by cephalopods for as long as I can remember. They are very intelligent animals.. And I'm suprised so far no ones blathered on
about how yummy they are, it's inevitable... 8[
I still think one of the funniest stories about an octopus was one being studied, kept in a lab with other marine creatures. One morning the
scientists discovered that the crabs in the tank across the room were missing.
After replacing them, the next day they found once more they were gone.
So they set up a camera to observe who was coming in and stealing the crabs but on viewing the recording the next day, they watch as the octopus
climbs out of his tank, scurries across the floor, climbs into the crabs tank, munches away on them, climbs back out, across the floor again and back
into his own tank... All innocent
And if you've ever seen cuttlefish playing with people in tanks, they're just like little puppies, playful, curious, interested as much in those
who've come along to see them. I remember seeing a video on youtube of some people recording some cuttlefish in an aquarium, and the person doing it
decided to trick the thing and show it the video of itself.... It turns all funky colours and got pretty peeved, is how it seemed. Funny to watch
Makes it hard to just see people disregard them as bait and food with no concern. But then, people are people...
[edit on 15/12/2009 by Ha`la`tha]