Fascinating Footage: Fighting Octopus Uses Weapons

(ANIMAL VIDEO/OCEANS/OCTOPUS) One species of octopus in Australia called the gloomy octopus can exhibit unkind behaviors toward their own species, like spitting and throwing debris. While researching octopus behavior, experts have been quite surprised at their findings, and suspect that hurling dirt and shells at other octopi is an example of an intentional use of weapons. “In general, projectile use is pretty rare among animals,” according to Peter Godfrey-Smith, a marine biologist at the City University of New York. — Global Animal