Octopi use coconuts as mobile homes

By January 18th, 2010 at 9:00 am | Comment

Cephalopods use their heads: Australian researchers Julian K. Finn, Tom Tregenza, and Mark D. Norman have discovered octopi that carry around coconut shell halves and use them as shelter. They say it’s the first report of tool use by an invertebrate, a skill that crows, chimps, and, of course, humans share. Check out the amazing video (it’s worth sticking around til the end, when the octopus climbs the camera) and read their paper.

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