The coconut octopus (Octopus marginatus) collects and carries shells as portable armor.

In this video, the octopus uses a coconut shell as a bunker while attacking passing fish. The octopus had been little affected by the recently passing Tropical Storm Washi.

Imagery by Brenda S. and R. Duncan

Originally posted 2012-04-25 00:04:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter