Favorite octopus videos

Octopuses (aka octopi or octopodes) are so cool! Here are 5 of our favorite videos featuring those remarkable cephalopods.

If you give an octopus a camera
… she’s going to want to take a picture. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.

Octopus opens a jar, from the inside
More evidence that octopuses are amazing, from Japan’s Enoshima Aquarium.

Brainy octopus and its coconut
Watch what this octopus does with coconut shells. More on this story here.

How the octopus changes color
Incredible color-changing! How – and why – the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish change color.

Watch octopus squeeze through tiny hole
It’s just cool, that’s all. A 40-second video of an octopus squeezing through a tiny hole to escape a box.

Bottom line: 5 of EarthSky’s favorite octopus videos

Eleanor Imster