Octopus Uses Coconut Shell To Do Something Incredibly Clever

It’s amazing how much we still have to learn about aquatic animals! This incredible video reveals how clever octopuses can be! Scientists noticed the tentacled creature crawling on the ocean floor holding a coconut shell. They followed it and discovered the reason it carries around the awkward husk…it uses the coconut as a clever camouflage and makeshift shelter! How cool is that?

The team at Australia’s Museum Victoria says this is first example of octopuses using tools. “I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time,” researcher Dr. Julian Finn, told BBC News. “I could tell it was going to do something, but I didn’t expect this — I didn’t expect it would pick up the shell and run away with it.”

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