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01 August 2009

3 Octupi Videos: Escape of the Shapeshifting Octupus

From Denny: I haven't seen this National Geographic video in a while and it turned up again today on Digg. You have to see this 600 pound octupus and how he moves into such tiny spaces, so graceful for a huge animal. Did you know an octupus has NO bones? Yes, that's how he accomplishes his amazing feats of a big body in a tiny space. Take a look.

"Talk about morphing - a 600 pound octopus shape-shifts itself to wriggle through a passageway the size of a quarter!"

Here's another video about the contest between a shark and an octupus in an aquarium tank. Unbelievable ending!

From Denny: I didn't know that octupi have poor blood circulation and that's why they live in such cold water for the oxygen-rich environment. Really creepy when a huge octupus decided to wrap itself around one of the divers while filming. Take a look.

"Watch this amazing footage as Steve Leonard gets up close and personal with a giant octopus in the freezing sea waters. Would you be happy to get this close to an Extreme Animal with giant eyes and pale blue blood? Find out now as you take a dive into this beautiful aquatic environment."

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