Octopus Escaping through a small Hole

In this video you can see an octopus escaping through a small hole. Octopuses have an amazing ability to squeeze through tiny crevices, cracks and holes.   Have a look at the video…

Raymond Deckel is investigating just how small a hole Octopus macropus can fit through as well as how long it takes them to squeeze through different sizes of holes. CAABS intern Rowena Day, NSF-REU intern Jared Kibele as well as teaching assistant Abel Valdivia help wrangle the 232 g octopus, Ray times it’s escape through a 1 inch hole while I shot video clips for later analysis. Location: Whalebone Bay, St. George’s, Bermuda.