This article is from the new issue of Orion magazine, and is a fantastic insight into octopus intelligence and behaviour, as well as the lives of people who work with them every day. These creatures are absolutely fascinating, yet still so alien. It probably helps that I’ve been reading a fair amount of HP Lovecraft‘s stories recently.
Anyway, it’s well worth a read:
Deep Intellect: Inside the mind of the octopus
Of course, no animal post is complete without videos…
An octopus steals a diver’s video camera, and he chases it down to get it back:
Some fishermen catch an octopus by mistake, and allow it to make its escape unharmed: