The mysteries of the octopus

  • The octopus is one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth - one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien. It can camouflage itself in a flash, squeeze its entire body through a one-inch hole, and use their brains (yes, it has nine of them) to think and play. Chip Reid visits scientists at New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and talks with Sy Montgomery, author of "The Soul of an Octopus," about these curious creatures.
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Comments • 76

  • Serenity Lake field

    It’s Aliens 👽👽👽

  • Silas Cochran
    Silas Cochran 2 months ago

    I love this one one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet and I beg to differ they are smarter and some of the people I know one of the few reasons I stay alive is to learn more and octopi or octopuses both are correct are good reason

  • The yesterdays Of tomorrow

    cbs has that money that dont mind paying the beatles royalties

  • Justice Boofer
    Justice Boofer 2 months ago

    8 long testicles.🙆

  • Gerald Sobel
    Gerald Sobel 2 months ago

    About 10,000 times smarter than a GOP believer. They aren't infantile-bly gullible.

  • Bev Wood
    Bev Wood 2 months ago

    Yet people eat them while they're alive

  • Howdy Justice
    Howdy Justice 2 months ago

    She looks like Squidward!

  • Sean Kelly
    Sean Kelly 2 months ago

    Rudy can't fail!

  • OtherwiSe known as the 'Bruk'

    octopi inspired Cthulhu

  • Jo M.
    Jo M. 2 months ago

    I would rather die than to live in a box

  • j drayton
    j drayton 2 months ago

    These creatures are not from this world

  • Amber Gordon
    Amber Gordon 2 months ago

    And they are tasty too

  • Paul McMullan
    Paul McMullan 2 months ago

    Octopus don't have big brains, they only see in black and white.
    They have auxiliary brains to their main brain that control chromatophores.
    Octopus have weird sensors in their skin than can detect and color.
    The weird shape of the eye detects patterns they can morph there body into weird shapes.
    This behavior was designed by God and not by evolution.

  • Lizanne Whitlow
    Lizanne Whitlow 2 months ago

    “Who has grace like this?” 🤭

  • Zameen Z
    Zameen Z 2 months ago +1

    About randomness

  • Uma
    Uma 2 months ago +1

    How about maybe she was hoping you would rescue her and set her free? Prisoners.

  • weve graysquaw
    weve graysquaw 2 months ago

    Koreans love to drop them into vessels full of they partially immerse....and theyre sitting up there being slowly scalded to death...imagine...a horrible, undeserved fate for a creature that can instantaneously change its skin to match any texture and color....

  • Susan McKinney
    Susan McKinney 2 months ago +1

    I have had the privilege of holding hands/arms with a baby octopus at an aquarium. I was so overcome I started crying like a baby.

  • Ernest Montecino
    Ernest Montecino 2 months ago +5

    Good thing for their short life span or else they would be rulers of this world.

  • ConnerKent
    ConnerKent 2 months ago

    i think she's overly into tentacle hentai

    • skady Huttunen
      skady Huttunen 2 months ago

      I think that's just you. She and we are just appreciating and loving this magnificent creature ❤

  • V. V
    V. V 2 months ago +3

    UMMMMMM YELL YEAH “DYNAMIC CAMOUFLAGE” IS A FORM OF INTELLIGENCE? Doesn’t take much intelligence to realize it requires intelligence to morph into appearing camouflaged w/surroundings. Octopus would have to think about what it must change into to catch its prey. If it just happened instinctively, how would the octopus know it should match the shape of object it’s using as camouflage?

  • Maggie Mae
    Maggie Mae 2 months ago

    Calamari is delicious

  • Michele Conley Eckert
    Michele Conley Eckert 2 months ago +4

    They are extremely intelligent, please dont eat them. 😦😢🐙❤🐙

  • markman manmark
    markman manmark 2 months ago

    The Lord God is Amazing JESUS 2020 Vision :)

  • robert
    robert 2 months ago +1

    how long does it take for an octopus to figure out the guard schedule?

  • Andre Newcomb
    Andre Newcomb 2 months ago

    Don't forget Grace and the Airplane . . . "Red Octopus".

    • Andre Newcomb
      Andre Newcomb 2 months ago

      Got there before they did . . . "Grace". Hands off.

  • Mission Blonde
    Mission Blonde 2 months ago


  • Rimbaud Junior
    Rimbaud Junior 2 months ago +3

    This is just inspiring. Not only do I love octopus but it's so beautiful to see people who have a genuine passion for something go on about it. So much better than hearing about celebrity lives.

    • Michael Bracken
      Michael Bracken 2 months ago

      Rimbaud Junior I couldn’t agree with you more

  • ern t
    ern t 2 months ago

    The presenter woman is getting younger and younger lol

  • Lori Touma
    Lori Touma 2 months ago +4

    Pretty impressive octopus... beautiful

  • Tuperwear
    Tuperwear 2 months ago +4

    Damn imagine how stupid humans would be if we only lived for 3-5 years.

    • arnold lee
      arnold lee 2 months ago

      @Sticks And-Stones Anything covered in batter and deep fried tastes good. Except calamari.

    • Sticks And-Stones
      Sticks And-Stones 2 months ago +1

      @Kyle Dailey might as well eat salty boiled inner tube.

    • Kyle Dailey
      Kyle Dailey 2 months ago +1

      I was thinking the same thing.
      We don't have to imagine how smart we are at that age. We need to help them live longer, and stop killing and eating them. They don't tase good anyway.

  • J Hoang
    J Hoang 2 months ago +3

    wow just wow! Fascinating!

  • MBZ Metalsmithing
    MBZ Metalsmithing 2 months ago +6

    I love them so much! How incredible

  • dalex60
    dalex60 2 months ago

    Interesting, the Bible says we ARE souls, it doesn’t say we HAVE souls.... Huge difference between BEING something, and HAVING something....

  • chaboon inc
    chaboon inc 2 months ago +1

    this woman needs god!

  • I Have a Pony
    I Have a Pony 2 months ago

    It's kind of a jump to compare an octopus to a human. An octopus makes hundreds of decisions a day and can camouflage itself. Humans come from all over the world to visit the grand canyon and some fall in by accident....and a billion other stupid things.

  • I Have a Pony
    I Have a Pony 2 months ago +1

    For those who who say ewww look in the mirror. For those who cut them up as they writhe have no soul. For those who eat them it will come full circle for the heartless and unempathetic. Many years ago in Rocky Point, MX I found one about ten inches and it wouldnt let go of my hand. It was impossible to be afraid. The hardest thing was to leave it, to go home. He would follow me and if I went back in the water it immediately grabbed my arm and wouldn't let go. Im not much of a water person but my fear of animals is very low.

  • Sakinah Abdussamad
    Sakinah Abdussamad 2 months ago +8

    This is a cool lesson. I don't think they need to be on the same intelligence level as humans, but it's evident that Octopi (?) are brilliant sentient beings.

  • BRad From The Valley
    BRad From The Valley 2 months ago

    That is Ben Gravvey out side the Oculus his name was nick Behunin he is a wee one I looked up to him, I am Zeus. the Father of CHrist, My Father Jesus gave me the juice..He lika de jeewsss

  • Mr.NaughtyPants
    Mr.NaughtyPants 2 months ago +1

    Octopuses are aliens, their DNA doesn't match anything on this planet. I'm surprised they didn't mention that in this story.

  • Peter K
    Peter K 2 months ago +15

    I've seen them twist the lid off a mayonaise jar to get the fish inside.

  • X X
    X X 2 months ago +8


  • Joel W
    Joel W 2 months ago


  • Nika C
    Nika C 2 months ago +5

    Then stop 🛑 people from eating them!!!

    • Kitu's Junkyard
      Kitu's Junkyard 2 months ago +1

      i can wait 3 years for my takoyaki.

    • jacksdad2626
      jacksdad2626 2 months ago +1

      @Loraine Spencer it's ok nobody is judging you , just eat what YOU want. I enjoy pork and octopus as well as all kinds of red meat😀

    • Loraine Spencer
      Loraine Spencer 2 months ago +2

      I don't want to eat octopus because I don't like it, but the more I know about pigs the less I want to eat pork. I don't really like pork but I love ham, so it's hard.

    • jacksdad2626
      jacksdad2626 2 months ago +1

      Stop eating the octopus stop eating red meat what are we supposed to eat we are the supreme creatures so therefore we eat what we want and what we can eat. Are we supposed to sustain ourselves just on plant based food come on now that's not realistic. I personally find octopus very tasty and enjoy eating it. I do respect your opinion but it's just not realistic we all have to eat and not just plants

  • Foxglove963
    Foxglove963 2 months ago +2

    Inky made the great escape!

  • CrazyWedz
    CrazyWedz 2 months ago +3

    We always assume life from another part of the universe would come here in human form. The octopus makes me think otherwise. Maybe THEY came here from somewhere else.

    • Peter K
      Peter K 2 months ago

      CrazyWedz Alien life might not even be carbon based.

  • Shlisa Shell
    Shlisa Shell 2 months ago +4


  • Last News Network
    Last News Network 2 months ago +5

    Octopus hatch from eggs and don't learn from their parents, they have to relearn everything in their short 3 year lifetimes. Do they believe in god?? the Greeks knew about them.

  • William Eichner
    William Eichner 2 months ago +1

    What about its level of intelligence for what it is

  • J Yr
    J Yr 2 months ago +6

    What a beautiful animal! Mankind has always been fascinated with them, and probably always will

  • Hugh Haefner
    Hugh Haefner 2 months ago +1

    Turns out the octopus has been matched with me on a dating site. We both like crab, shrimp and all seafood. And we like the ocean. Are we as a society now liberal enough for me to marry an octopus? Ha.

      CONTACT JOY 2 months ago

      Hugh Haefner Just don't forget that the octopus' mouth is like a parrot's beak, capable of biting through a hefty cable.

  • Kiersten Hall
    Kiersten Hall 2 months ago +1

    I used to have a Caribbean Reef octopus back in the late 80s. A wonderful addition to our family; we would watch him and he would watch us... I'm currently working on a book about him. *An obvious note: An octopus is not an easy being to take care of so, no running out all willy-nilly and getting one for a pet, just for fun. The setup and maintenance are expensive and time-consuming.

  • Danny Fenty
    Danny Fenty 2 months ago +5

    I love octopus 🐙

  • gardensofthegods
    gardensofthegods 2 months ago +6

    That was so cool.... I'm glad I don't eat octopus anymore . I would have loved to have seen more about them playing with kids toys and about them playng in general .

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +4

      @Loraine Spencer true but long ago I decided not to eat anything that had a brain or a face or was a living creature .
      A friend and I years ago were at a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown Philadelphia that specialized in Sea Food ... we were looking in the aquarium that had these big shrimp and she said she never knew they had eyes and all that... I said yeah because when they cook them for you they cut the heads off ... she ended up not ordering anything that was a living creature there and we both had just the vegetarian dishes .

    • Loraine Spencer
      Loraine Spencer 2 months ago +2

      It's hard to eat something you are in awe of.

  • Clark S
    Clark S 2 months ago +7

    Smart and graceful

  • Lucy García
    Lucy García 2 months ago

    They are delicious as an appetizer. 🐙

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago

      I'm glad I don't need the money more to be honest with you

  • Law Stallsmith-Jahn
    Law Stallsmith-Jahn 2 months ago +4

    Amazing creature! The people who work with animals always seem so happy in their field. 👏🏼

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +2

      I loved that woman's enthusiasm and it made me wish I was in her job

  • jedisquidward
    jedisquidward 2 months ago +10

    Such beautiful, beautiful, magnificent creatures. Along with squids, probably the most alien thing we can comprehend.

    • Blue Is
      Blue Is 2 months ago +1

      I love Cuttlefish! They're also beautiful! 😃🐙

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +2

      Yes all the cephalopods and also stingrays all look like from outer space and very graceful creatures at that

  • Kristin Wargo
    Kristin Wargo 2 months ago +42

    I only wish that they had spent more time for this article! I could have watched this all day!

    • KA- BOOM!!!
      KA- BOOM!!! 2 months ago

      Lmao the interviewer is on drugs

    • skady Huttunen
      skady Huttunen 2 months ago

      I'm studying English right now, but after watching this video I wish even more to study the ocean and it's creatures, especially the octopus! 😭❤
      I really love all animals, but this one fascinates me the most! Just so stunning an beautiful, I could cry 🥺❤

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +4

      I wish they had spoken more about the octopuses playing with children's toys and having play time

  • Annette Adams
    Annette Adams 2 months ago +6

    What a treat thank you

  • To Be Honest
    To Be Honest 2 months ago +2

    grilled octopus is delish

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +3

      Be honest with you I'm glad I don't eat them anymore and haven't in years

  • Alicia Geesman
    Alicia Geesman 2 months ago +7

    Octopi, not octopuses.

    • الإسلام هو تحفة الشيطان
      الإسلام هو تحفة الشيطان 2 months ago

      Is it alumnuses or alumni?

    • Loraine Spencer
      Loraine Spencer 2 months ago

      Is it cacti or cactuses?

      CONTACT JOY 2 months ago

      Alicia Geesman You need to look it up!
      In English the plural of octopus is octopuses.
      Originally Greek in origin, the word octopus is pluralized as octopuses.
      To say octopi is completely wrong as octopi is Latin.
      Latin does not pluralize Greek or English.
      Before you criticize someone else's language, make sure you are correct words.

  • TheCornCobbers
    TheCornCobbers 2 months ago +26

    It’s hard to believe that they only live 3 years

    • skady Huttunen
      skady Huttunen 2 months ago

      @brainsareus eating an octopus is similar drinking unicorn blood! Only monsters would do it 😭

    • Tomorrison28
      Tomorrison28 2 months ago +1

      That suprised me

    • brainsareus
      brainsareus 2 months ago +1

      @Kyle Dailey
      Anyone who eats Octopus; is a half step removed from being a cannibal.

    • Kyle Dailey
      Kyle Dailey 2 months ago +5

      @gardensofthegods I hope so. We need to help them live longer, and stop killing and eating them.

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +5

      But I'll bet you there are some exceptions to that rule.... I wouldn't be surprised if every now and then there's a massive one way down there that has lived much longer

  • Jesse Valdez
    Jesse Valdez 2 months ago +10

    Where's the part about octopus having outer space DNA.

    • Susan Kay
      Susan Kay 2 months ago

      We are all made of stars . . .

    • molsongrrrl
      molsongrrrl 2 months ago

      Ancient astronaut theorists say this is true!

  • Costa Zambaras
    Costa Zambaras 2 months ago +3

    I love octopus. I prefer mine drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with a pinch of salt and pepper, chargrilled, and finished with fresh lemon. It's amazing!

    • sunnylilme
      sunnylilme 2 months ago

      Very, very chewy..

    • Danny Fenty
      Danny Fenty 2 months ago

      Costa Zambaras 🤢🤢🤢

    • Costa Zambaras
      Costa Zambaras 2 months ago +1

      @sunnylilme Where did you see me mention breading? Char-grilling it is the only way to go. It's excellent.

    • sunnylilme
      sunnylilme 2 months ago +1

      Tried it was like breaded silly putty.

  • Some Person
    Some Person 2 months ago +12

    By far one of my favorite animals, and I couldn't agree more they're brilliant. And 3-5 years in Captivity, there are reports in the Puget Sound of one's 20 feet wide...

    • CrazyWedz
      CrazyWedz 2 months ago +3

      They used to make me a tad squeamish when I was a kid. But not now. They're just so awesome.

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +1

      I believe it and certainly they have lived much much longer

  • Davan Mani
    Davan Mani 2 months ago

    How about the villainous octopus in Robin Altman’s Popeye starring Robin Williams.

  • James Dooling
    James Dooling 2 months ago +16

    I wish this report mentioned their DNA. It's wildly different than the rest of our DNA on Earth. Most of us are related by percentages... Not these guys. They're far more unique. Single digits.

    • الإسلام هو تحفة الشيطان
      الإسلام هو تحفة الشيطان 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother ew.. your comments are cringe worthy.

    • Antonio Gaddy
      Antonio Gaddy 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother Ok boomer.

    • sunnylilme
      sunnylilme 2 months ago +4

      @Cerebro Brother well for goodness sake, if an octopus triggers political rants...seems like you haven't quality of life.

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago

      @sunnylilme, typical response ,from a CNN and MSM and Fox fake news burnout, old loser, OK BOOMER.

    • gardensofthegods
      gardensofthegods 2 months ago +3

      @Cerebro Brother stop it with your politics nobody wants to hear politics when they feel like they're at an aquarium

  • Kel Green
    Kel Green 2 months ago +5

    The only thing I dislike is feeding animals to animals.

    • Marty C
      Marty C 2 months ago

      it was just throwing a live defenseless crab to his death that was a little unsettling.

    • Some Person
      Some Person 2 months ago

      @Cerebro Brother hey incel, gonna keep ignoring multiple fraud lawsuits Trump settled in office? Or the multiple felonies he has committed? You call others old and delusional, but you can't argue with facts can you?😂😂😂

    • Mr.NaughtyPants
      Mr.NaughtyPants 2 months ago

      Just be glad your ancestors didn't believe that, or you wouldn't be here.

    • sunnylilme
      sunnylilme 2 months ago

      @Mikeom Olt bahaha. TRUTH!

    • Cerebro Brother
      Cerebro Brother 2 months ago +1

      @gardensofthegods ,,,whine, whine, white, typical response from a brain washed, burned out, old liberal, who gets all her talking points and agenda from CNN & MSM,,,remember Keep America Great KAG TRUMP 2020, Don Jr. 2024,,,so much winning and more.

  • BuddhaGanesh
    BuddhaGanesh 2 months ago +14

    She is amazing...

  • MPR
    MPR 2 months ago +2

    Wow! How do they reproduce?

  • Roary Calhoun426
    Roary Calhoun426 2 months ago

    FUN FACT!!!! If it comes down to SHARK Vs OCTUPUS, always bet on OCTOPUS!!!!

    they'll probably evolve into the next dominant species on Earth after humanity goes extinct...... GO OCTOPUS!!! 🥳🥳🥳

  • Tausha Emmerth
    Tausha Emmerth 2 months ago +1

    Yay yayayatatyayaya

  • Tausha Emmerth
    Tausha Emmerth 2 months ago +1

    I'm probably going to find one of this when I grow up cuz yolo

  • Vinson
    Vinson 2 months ago +49

    Fascinating and lovely creatures.