For all their uncanny intelligence and seemingly supernatural abilities to change color and regenerate limbs, octopuses seem programmed to end life prematurely and in a tragic death.
The Lesser Pacific Striped Octopus might make ideal captive-bred cephalopod pets according to biologist Richard Ross, but probably only after concerns regarding whether they are venomous are investigated first!
Science Friday’s “The Macroscope” investigates the curious running behavior observed in some octopuses.
This is sure WOW! video of what an octopus can do to survive.