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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Marine Life
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Keywords:cephalopod, coconut, indonesia, lembeh, octopus, strait
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Coconut Octopus vs. A Single Scallop Shell (1 of 3)

Coconut Octopus vs. A Single Scallop Shell (1 of 3)

Coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)

Date taken: January 17, 2016 at 6:44pm
Dive site: Jahir 1, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

I've written about these guys before; it's a must to give them a shell and see if they "like" it and try to run away with it (and keep it for protection). So fun to play with; these guys are one of my favorites to find for sure!

My iNaturalist observation: 5049332
For more info:
* Cognitive sophistication - Defensive tool use in a coconut-carrying octopus
* Wikipedia: Amphioctopus_marginatus