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Octopus Goes Nuts!

12/16/2009 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

... as in coconuts.



Biologists in Indonesia have discovered an octopus that uses coconuts for cover -- and travels the ocean floor using the shell for shelter!

The incredible video is believed to be the first evidence of tool use by an invertebrate ... if you don't include Spongebob and his pineapple under the sea.

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Trixie    

Cephalopods are extremely intelligent. Thank you so much TMZ for showing this very interesting video. Save our seas!

1648 days ago
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mel    

Eat that Patrick!!

1685 days ago
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please    

OK??? Is this the national geographic website??

1685 days ago
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Makenna    

That is so cute and it is really cool that they discovered that they are intelligent buggers with thinking skills.

1685 days ago
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Marketing $ociologist    

I was wondering where Miley Cyrus had disappeared to since leaving Twitter.

1685 days ago
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Chappaquiddick    

If only Octomom would do the same...

1685 days ago
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Dan    

Wait! Isn't Squidward an invertebrate as well?

1685 days ago
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nancy jo    

So That's Where Tiger Woods Is Hiding!!!!

1685 days ago
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ws    

It appears to be the little thing is running for it's life from the camera.

1685 days ago
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Homer    

The real causes of environmental problems are being ignored because of the broad political agenda to blame it all on climate change, and in turn to blame climate change on certain industries which can be taxed.
Just sayin'.
vegetables = good, vegetable oils = bad, coconut oil = okay.

1685 days ago
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jrad247    

Is this a case of Hermit Crab envy ?

1685 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    



This is AWESOME!!!! It just proves that God really doesn't make JUNK!!! Even His little creatures are creative!!! And the little platypus show that God has a sense of humor!!!

1685 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

It was actually a refreshing change to watch this beautiful creature instead of the usual crap...

1685 days ago
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Linda Lovelest    

***** TMZ...this is the ONLY educational tidbit I've ever seen on your website. THANKS!!...beats reading about most of these F'd up "Human" celebrities on here!

Never hurts to throw a little healthy sane diversity into the diet!

1685 days ago
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Felicity    

Wow! That was way cool! It can really move fast with its new home too. Truly amazing.

1685 days ago
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