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Octopus snatches coconut and runs #361395
12/14/09 01:25 PM
12/14/09 01:25 PM
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San Pedro and Austin, Texas
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All you underwater buffs need to watch this for a good laugh!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8408233.stm

Last edited by JMR; 12/14/09 01:25 PM.
Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: JMR] #361398
12/14/09 01:52 PM
12/14/09 01:52 PM
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San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
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I loved that, thanks for posting.

Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: chunkyruth] #361399
12/14/09 02:14 PM
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San Jose, CA USA
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This is great. I can't figure out whether it thought it got a cool shell house on a short sale or the biggest toy ever smile


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Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Gela] #361598
12/15/09 04:52 PM
12/15/09 04:52 PM
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Louisiana
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Looks like Molly has some competition!

Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: snorkelgirl] #361646
12/15/09 10:22 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
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That video was on national news in the US tonight!


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Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: JMR] #361676
12/16/09 08:44 AM
12/16/09 08:44 AM
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Minnesota
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Speaking of that octopus (which was hysterical!) what is the best place and time to spot one of these cool creatures? I ran into a few in Cozumel but after 5 trips to Belize, haven't seen one. And I mean while snorkeling, not diving. Thanks in advance, Underwater Fans!


The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish
Jaques Cousteau
Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Sirenia] #361687
12/16/09 10:03 AM
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Do a night snorkel. Takes a bit of courage but well worth it.

Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Phil] #361690
12/16/09 10:19 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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yep, Night snorkels and night diving at Hol Chan almost always produce an octopus sighting. Phil is right ,the first time takes a little guts, but in reality my grandmother could do it and have a blast.


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Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: elbert] #361736
12/16/09 04:11 PM
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Minnesota
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Thanks! And who does the best night snorkel in town? (I'll be there in March) Shameless self-promotions welcome smile


The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish
Jaques Cousteau
Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Sirenia] #361740
12/16/09 04:47 PM
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Shameless promotion for my buddy. Chuck and Robbie's dive shop, I've always wanted to go myself and would go with them. http://ambergriscayediving.com/

Disclaimer: I receive nothing from them for this suggestion.

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