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Giant Octopus attacks Diver in sea of Japan

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by loosenit2, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. loosenit2

    loosenit2 Solo Diver

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    saw on news and thought I would share.
     
  2. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Barracuda

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    The guy didn't even notice! :rofl3:
     
  3. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Barracuda

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    Release the KRAKEN! Wait, release the Kraken! No, release the kraken! Ok, just give him a small hug, mini-kraken...
     
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  4. rvojr

    rvojr ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My only response from being on here is ...he was wearing split fins and the octopus did not like it.
     
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  5. GreggS

    GreggS Barracuda

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    Exactly this. This video popped up on my phone a few minutes ago with the headline of "TERRIFYING GIANT OCTOPUS ATTACK!" I watched the video and it had captions on it like how the octopus had his tentacles wrapped around the diver and was trying to drag him down to the bottom. I was like o_O and thought, "Yeah, he looks absolutely horrified by that attack." :wink:

    Yep, sensationalist journalism at it's best.
     
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  6. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    ....and was out of trim...and had a dangling octo...and a dangling console...and a poodle jacket...
     
  7. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Barracuda

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    Hard to be in trim when you dive LP steel and carry at least 20lb on the weight belt at what I assume is a warm water destination.
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    He was swimming with his hands.
    Dive buddy behind didn't seem to notice the octo at all and videographer obviously wasn't concerned in the least. Sure wish could have seen from the onset
     
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  9. Soloist

    Soloist Solo Diver

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    You beat me to it! :)

     
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  10. Justin Bove

    Justin Bove Nassau Grouper

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    Small hug?? Looked more like sexual assault.
    Me: How was your dive John?
    John: Really good until a mini Kraken molested me!
    Me: Cool...at least it wasn't another Dolphin.
    John: Yeah!
     

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