How Coconut Octopuses Use Their Namesake Shell

Coconut Octopus

ReefIDFifer used fascinating underwater footage to show how the aptly-named coconut octopus (previously) puts its namesake shell to use. Whether it serves as a mode of transportation, a nice cozy place to sleep or protection from predators, it appears that an octopus and an empty coconut shell make a good match together.

The Coconut octopus has learned to use a coconut shell as a true mobile home.

The Crafty Coconut Octopus

via Octolab

Lori Dorn
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