Rare footage of seven-armed octopus eating jellyfish

By Staff, November 5, 2017

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Biologists Henk-Jan Hoving (GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel) and Steve Haddock (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) caught some rare footage of the popularly called "seven-armed" octopus.

In the last 27 years, there have only been 3 sightings of this mysterious octopus. Little was known about its life, including what it feeds on to survive, until 2013.

That's when Hoving and Haddock came upon a female with the remnants of a jellyfish caught among her tentacles. The footage is not only an incredible find, but it sheds new light on the diets of these incredible cephalopods.

Video courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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10 Comments

  1. Speedy Gonzalez says:

    Males have a ‘hidden tentacle’. Are you sure that’s not a penis? I’ve seen enough hentai to know where this is going…

  2. dudewat212 says:

    If it has 7 arms, then by definition it is NOT an octopus (octa- meaning 8) , it is instead a Heptopus (hepta – meaning 7) .

  3. Sam Torres says:

    I want the background music of it.. Is there anyone who knows the title..

  4. SilverLining says:

    *whisper yells to screen OCTOPI

  5. CriticalMass 21 says:

    its a septapus!!!

  6. suraj lal says:

    is the footage rare or the creature? the title is not clear