A Bit of Underwater Ultra-Violence, Courtesy of My Favorite Mollusk
Octopi have been much maligned in the media. From the nasty little bugger in Ian Fleming's Octopussy to the monstrous submarine-eating monsters of 50's moviedom, the elegant, brilliant, and shy mollusks have gotten the short end of the stick.
Maybe the dozen or so of you that still read this blog recall my earler effervescent post about the giant octopus feeding at the National Zoo...my video here. (Quicktime required)
But just to turn all that monster-loving flower child talk around on its ear again, here is a video of a giant octopus RUTHLESSLY attacking sharks...apparently because it likes to kill sharks. The video is in Real Player, which is a bit inconvenient to download, but I assure you, it's worth the trouble...