Octopus takes underwater camera

From Discovery News:

Octopus Steals Video Camera and Swims Off with It

Analysis by Jennifer Viegas | Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:48 AM ET

An octopus in waters off of Wellington, New Zealand, just experienced a wild ride.

Videographer Victor Huang was filming there when the octopus grabbed his camera and swam off with it while the camera was still recording. Huang thinks the shiny blue metallic camera caught the attention of the curious, and probably hungry, cephalopod.

Watch how Huang attempts to retrieve the camera, and check out the great close-up footage toward the end, when the octopus latches onto a speargun, leading to another mini adventure.

Scientists participating in the International Census of Marine Microbes (ICoMM) said they had uncovered an astonishing array of hard-to-see marine lifeforms, including microbes, zooplankton and larvae: here. Photos here.

Paul, the English-born octopus turned mystic sensation is going to retire after correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs, including last night’s final: here.

Octopus and coconuts: here.

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