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First Tool Use in Octopi Demonstrated

eldavojohn (898314) writes | more than 4 years ago

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eldavojohn (898314) writes "A neat video on the BBC illustrates what researchers recently published in the journal of Current Biology: octopodes use coconut husks as exoskeletons. This is the first known instance of an octopus using a tool. From one of the researchers, 'I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time. 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.' For you nature enthusiasts and lolcatters, the video is quite the treat--you can forget about that one trick pony dancing parrot."
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Yield! (1)

Cryacin (657549) | more than 4 years ago | (#30440444)

Before my +1 Coconut shell of doom!
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