A diver exploring in Sulawesi had the chance to film a unique behavior. In the images, a young octopusvisibly embarrassed by this human presence, goes to hide in the empty of a clam. Thanks to its suction cups that stick to the walls and its powerful tentacles, it manages to lock itself in its hiding place in the space of a few seconds.
Amphioctopus marginatus lives in the warm waters of Indonesia and the Philippines, on theoceanic . Usually, octopuses like to hide between rocks as much for protection as for hunting. The coconut octopus has found an ingenious solution. She uses everything that falls to constitute a hiding place: shells of most of the time, but also coconuts – hence its nickname – or even . It’s the very first just like elephants scratching themselves with a branch or great apes throwing stones to defend themselves.