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We caught this Octopus in a shrimp trap here in Alaska. It had crawled in through a 3 inch opening and terrorized our catch of spot prawns, killing and eating several of them, and then, attached itself to the bait jar and unscrewed the lid to open for dessert of prepared shrimp bait pellets! We decided to let this brilliant creature go (option was to eat it! …yum!) as I respected it’s intelligence and genius. We set it on the deck and let it “escape” on it’s own… Cool fun with a sea creature! Camera used: Canon Vixia HF M31 HD….with a WP-V2 Waterproof Case.

More info about “Octopus Escape!” video:

1) Octopus in video is a Pacific Octopus:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Superorder: Octopodiformes
Order: Octopoda

2) Plural for octopus is octopuses or octopodes with octopuses being the accepted form in the US and UK. Octopi is generally not accepted as a pluralization, but when it is, it’s second to octopuses.

3) Octopuses can survive out of saltwater from 30-60 minutes or so depending on atmospheric conditions. Moist n humid conditions longer and hot n dry sunshine much less! The octopus in this video was out of water for 5 minutes or so in wet conditions so it was in great shape when it returned on it’s own to the sea…

4) Octopus have excellent eyesight* and can taste and smell with their arms (squid have tentacles) using suction cups equipped with chemoreceptors.

5) Music in video is composed by:Tilman Sillescu, Chris William Woods, and Scott P. Schreer…..titled “Take It Outside!” “Music Provided By”

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*Octopus eyes are so advanced that camera manufacturers have used their eyes as a model to improve the camera lens. Until recently, because of the curve of a camera’s lens, the picture often blurred at the edges. To correct this, nicer camera models often contained up to eight lenses, which was both bulky and expensive. Yet by copying the structure of an octopus eye, which has several thin layers ¬≠of multiple densities to bend and focus light, camera manufacturers were able to create a camera lens that can now produce a clear picture — and the camera is cheaper to produce as well as smaller!

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