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Octopus plays peek a boo with a double hose diver

Discussion in 'Underwater Videography' started by konahydrotest, May 9, 2015.

  1. konahydrotest

    konahydrotest Garibaldi

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  2. nanerl

    nanerl Angel Fish

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    That's spectacular! Thank you for sharing! Put a smile on my face.

    Peek-a-booooooooooooo! :)

    Were there lights behind the octopus (with the gopro)?
     
  3. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Great video, where was it taken? I have only seen octopus boldly out in daylight in the pacific; the Caribbean octopus tend to hide during the day.
     
  4. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Absolutely one of the most entertaining octopus videos I have ever seen.

    Bravo!!!
     
  5. FMB

    FMB Angel Fish

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    This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Jessica Anderson

    Jessica Anderson Nassau Grouper

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  7. krbailey

    krbailey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The video is looks a little odd to me. The person taking the video is rock solid - unlike the typical underwater video. Like maybe they're on the other side of the glass at an aquarium. Also the octopus' tentacles don't move - only in response to the body moving. I'm certainly no expert but I've never seen an octopus (live or on video) move in this way. However, it does look like it is breathing. Maybe it's just me.
     
  8. konahydrotest

    konahydrotest Garibaldi

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    The reason that the octopus video is rock solid is that I carry a mini tripod around with me for situations just like this. This behavior is fairly common in Hawaiian Day Octopus.
     
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