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Hot Clicks: Octopus carries coconut shell across ocean floor for shelter

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KHQ - A video showing an octopus dragging two halves of a coconut shell across the ocean floor has gone viral. After carrying the shell for some time, the octopus then stops, and climbs inside the two shells. Scientists have been aware of this behavior for a while but it was not captured on video until 2009 and it has sparked a debate among scientists: Does this qualify as using a tool?

For more information, click here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150605-octopus-tools-animals-ocean-science/


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