In this video from Japan’s Enoshima Aquarium, an octopus unscrews the lid of a jar … from the inside. Afterwards, the octopus stays in the jar, and who can blame him (her)?
The folks at Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan have some other wonderful videos, by the way, including these transparent eel larvae. To see more, visit the website TheKidShouldSeeThis.com, and search for the words “Enoshima Aquarium.”
Octopuses are very intelligent, amazing creatures. Did you see the story earlier this week about their ability to sense light with their skin?
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.