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Future is Wild Clip: Diving, Baby Octopuses

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I finally got around to watching The Future is Wild (television series), and I've decided that this is most certainly the best part. To save you the trouble of watching the whole thing, I've extracted the clip and put it on loop:

Diving, Baby Octopuses

Enjoy :smile:

-Brandon
 

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"The future is wild" series seems to be very fond of the idea of cephs ruling the earth. In this particular episode an amphibious ceph, called the Swampus has a symbiotic relationship with a plant (resembling a bucket), which it uses as a nursery for it's young. In return the Swampus kills everything that comes near it.

a couple of million years later The "rainbow squid" has mastered the art of blending into the environment, by projecting the scenery on one side of the animal to the other, Making itself completely invisible. It plucks birdlike fish (don't ask) out of the air with it's tentacles and grows to 120 feet
 
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The most fanciful adaptation, was that of the Megasquid
An 8-ton mammoth squid, that lumbers through the forest.
However a squid is still a squid and therefore has no skeleton to hold it upright. That's why it's arms have changed into 8 muscular columns


Still, the leading role is reserved for the simian ceph: the squibbon (notice how cleverly named it is?) the series ends with them destined to become the next high intelligence on the new earth, equalling or even surpassing their human predeccessors


Personally, I think the producers might have gone a little too far with that one, but I must admit it was quite edearing to see a couple of squibbons playing with seeds and rescuing their sibling from the clutches of a megasquid.
 

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