We all know important it is to come out of our shells, but sometimes, especially when we’re in stressful situations, we just want to crawl back in. The amphioctopus marginatus, or coconut octopus, knows how to do just that. This cephalopod’s shell of choice is the coconut, but it’s also been known to collect shells and other object to serve as its shelter.
One deep-sea diver captured the coconut octopus on camera while he collected and carried a couple of coconut shells. Intrigued, the diver swam after the creature, who was trying his very best to get away. When it became clear that he wasn’t going to escape his diver paparazzi, he did what any reasonable coconut octopus would do… (via:PoussinDiver)