Octopus Argue Through Body Patterns And Postures | Video

Long thought to be solitary predators, octopuses actually have social lives, ‘debating’ with each other by "standing very tall, raising the body mantle high above the eyes, and turning very dark," according to David Scheel of Alaska Pacific University. Often seeking higher display perches, they may be trying to look larger ad more conspicuous to potential adversaries, researchers suggest.

credit : Scheel et al./Current Biology 2016