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Old 11-18-2020, 09:58 PM
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My teacher the octopus

Very cool documentary about a South African Diver and an octopus. He 'befriends' this octopus and he documents her life over the period of a year. The photography is amazing an the story is quite touching. I have always been fascinated with octopi and this story just reinforces that fascination.

It's on Netflix and I found segments on YouTube as well.

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Old 11-19-2020, 02:35 PM
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What is astonishing is the degree of intelligence of a creature so bizarrely different from humans which suggest it's both innate and subject to a steep learning curve considering its short life span.

When interacting with them one can't but come away with the uncanny sensation that they engage in "play".
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:59 PM
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The fact that it is a 'simple' creature and yet unarguably very intelligent and capable of learning and figuring things out is fascinating to me. He compares their intelligence to that of a dog or cat.
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Worth watching. It's an astounding animal with an amazing variety of skills.

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