Octopuses Make Food for Weird Critters - Scientific American (blog)

Tom Hlavac

GPO
Registered
Joined
Jan 19, 2007
Messages
112
And weird critters make food for octopus (giant pacific octopus). Cormorants, other diving birds, wolf eels.
 

DWhatley

Kraken
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
20,988
GPOs' eat wolf eels? I would have thought the eels would pick on the octos, even a good sized GPO.
 

Tom Hlavac

GPO
Registered
Joined
Jan 19, 2007
Messages
112
One of mt friends found a Go-Pro camera in an octopus' den litter. Makes you wonder. I found a dive flashlight once in den litter.
 

DWhatley

Kraken
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
20,988
They have been known to steal things in an aquarium as well. Feeding sticks are prime booty but we have had them covet baster bulbs, pipettes, toys and cleaning wands in addition to offered trinkets. Cameras seem to be of particular interest mentioned by divers and I wonder about reflection from the lens, particularly if there is a UV filter. As for the GoPro, check out Peter's experience at Octopolis
 
Top