Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Octopus

It's not a squid this time, but an octopus.

Rare video footage shows a giant octopus attacking a small submarine off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Video here.

Posted on February 3, 2006 at 2:53 PM • 5 Comments


B-ConFebruary 3, 2006 8:29 PM

"Sorry - due to unprecedented demand for this video it has had to be temporarily removed from our site. You can however find it on Google Video and Zippy Videos."

Good grief, Bruce, you slashdotted their bandwidth. ;-)

RogerFebruary 5, 2006 4:11 PM

I think "attacking" is a bit strong. The inquisitive animal is just exploring the robotic sub's tether, when the operator panics and blasts it with gravel.

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