Hide and Seek Anyone?
The Coconut Octopus, also known as the Veined Octopus, is one odd creature. Its looks alone are weird enough. This octopus walks on two feet and spends most of the day collecting coconut shells for shelter. When it is not collecting shells, it buries its entire body except for its eyes.
You can find this type of octopus in the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean. They eat shrimp, crab, and clams.
"Coconut octopus - Amphioctopus marginatus. Coconut octopus uses nut and clam shells for protection and will carry the shells with its inner suction cups while walking on the sea floor with the tips of its tentacles. When threatened, it will quickly close the shells around its body." Photo by Nick Hobgood
"Coconut Octopus--At the CA Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park" Photo by meggle