Diving Fun Fact

Coconut Octopus, Lembeh, Indonesia

The Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) earned its nickname when marine biologist observed the species collecting each half of a broken coconut from the seafloor to carry about and hide inside when predators where near. Such makeshift shelters are not limited to coconut shells either. We came across this octopus trying out a large cozy clam shell during a recent dive in Lembeh, Indonesia. Read more in our post, Scuba Diving the Weird and Wonderful Waters of Lembeh Indonesia.

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