An octopus rolled up inside a broken coconut and zoomed around the ocean floor for a perfectly logical reason

In recent years a number of videos have emerging showing octopi carrying coconuts around the ocean floor.

Scientists believe there’s a very simple, entirely logical reason for this. In areas without natural defences, the octopus basically uses the shell as a makeshift shield.

With no readily available hiding places, the creatures bring their own.

Story by Tony Manfred and editing by Stephen Parkhurst

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