Crawling, swimming, embracing, squeezing, camouflaging… running? Why would an agile octopus, like the algae octopus or the coconut octopus, choose to use two of their eight arms to stand up and “run” backwards? Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Researcher Chrissy Huffard explains her surprising octopus video footage (armage?) in this episode of Science Friday’s The Macroscope.
Watch this next: ScienceTake – How the Octopus Moves.