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The Insane Biology of: The Octopus

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[1] www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/cephalopod-camouflage-cells-and-organs-of-the-144048968/
[2] thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist-features/158-biologist/features/2071-the-real-chameleons
[3] ideas.ted.com/oddballs-with-high-level-intelligence-a-q-a-with-roger-hanlon-about-the-amazing-octopus/
[4] jeb.biologists.org/content/218/10/1462.short
[5] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_by_number_of_neurons
[6] www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/agu-rmh062419.php
[7] www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/28/alien-intelligence-the-extraordinary-minds-of-octopuses-and-other-cephalopods
[8] www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(18)30267-2
[9] www.scholarpedia.org/article/Definitions_of_Play#:~:text=One%20often%2Dquoted%20definition%20of,patterns%20resembling%20those%20used%20in
[10] www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/beastly-behavior/201705/why-play-is-important


  1. Real Science

    Real Science

    20 dagen geleden

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    • SeaJay Oceans

      SeaJay Oceans

      Dag geleden

      Amphibian Octopus, with leathery skin, and can walk on land : the next step in evolution after homo sapiens are gone...

    • Gremlin fifty

      Gremlin fifty

      Dag geleden

      @firefox5926 That is what was talked about yes

    • Gremlin fifty

      Gremlin fifty

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      @firefox5926 That is what was talked about yes

    • firefox5926


      Dag geleden

      perhaps they are not as solitary as we think perhaps they are more of a hive mind of 8 legs and one brain all separate but also al linked ..

    • Riz Reid

      Riz Reid

      2 dagen geleden

      @Peter Dewet What % of creation is gay or criminal or in some way 'not right'? Humans are limited, not lost.

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  3. SmartyThe Pants

    SmartyThe Pants

    2 uur geleden

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  4. Jeremy Lawson

    Jeremy Lawson

    2 uur geleden

    what if they do have social learning? i hypothosize that they are aware they are smarter than the things around them i believe that its simply the number of nuerons to learn play from just pretend make believe and the more creatures.. like how humans can pretend to bark and behave like dogs maybe its related .. maybe thats how they develop the play like behavior

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  6. Luke Maney

    Luke Maney

    4 uur geleden

    I imagine that God who created the Octopus cringes every time he hears one of you lame brained dorks attribute his handy work to evolution? You people that keep pushing this BS theory on to masses need to be ashamed!

  7. Joseph Napitupulu

    Joseph Napitupulu

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  9. Graham


    5 uur geleden

    Definitely earned a subscribe for this one. Excellent production quality, interesting, factual, informative.

    • Luke Maney

      Luke Maney

      4 uur geleden

      Except for the evolution crap, I agree!

  10. John de Haan

    John de Haan

    5 uur geleden

    The narrative, the explanation, and the biology of the octopus have no correlation to the timeline of their development.

  11. Ari Chama

    Ari Chama

    5 uur geleden

    Hello, my name is Ariel, I am from Mexico. I am trying to raise funds to be able to return to university since I had to abandon it to help my mother and my brother, I currently work repairing clothes, and I do some work such as rehearsals or crafts but I cannot go back to school, I am trying to develop bags for myself, my idea is to incorporate organic materials that do not pollute the planet, so I can help myself to work and thus be able to go back to school, I want to study architecture, please take the time to read my story and my idea to get ahead, if you can help me by donating or sharing my message to more people I would appreciate it, if you have questions ask me, the least I want is for them to think that I want to scam them when all I am looking for is to achieve my dream of being an architect: This is my campaign where I explain my situation and my idea I hope you can help me: www.airfunding.net/project/173862?hl=es& I also made a video that is on youtube if you want to see it: nlcameras.info/wiki/fmy9nmx8uqqpl6A/video You can also make a direct donation in Paypal which is linked to my fundraising campaign: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SXU2EUQ899GQU&source=url With all my heart thank you for taking the time to read my situation, thank you very much, blessings

  12. Mohamed Khan

    Mohamed Khan

    6 uur geleden

    Such beauty in the CREATION muchless the CREATOR himself.

  13. Josué López

    Josué López

    6 uur geleden

    octopuses: "we've been on earth way before even sharks existed" humans: "octopuses look like they are not from earth" octopuses: "the arrogance of these bipedal land fishes is going to be their doom"

  14. Isaac Berry

    Isaac Berry

    6 uur geleden

    Anyone else think she sounds like Meg off family guy?

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  18. J Wilcox

    J Wilcox

    8 uur geleden

    Great knowledge, I love learning what I haven't had time to learn all about a little bit of every thing. Peace.

  19. Christine Drozdowski

    Christine Drozdowski

    8 uur geleden

    It is baffling to me how anyone can think we “evolved” from a flat worm? Where did the additional DNA come from????

    • Luke Maney

      Luke Maney

      3 uur geleden

      I imagine that God who created the Octopus cringes every time he hears one of these lame brained dorks attribute his handy work to evolution? The people that keep pushing this BS theory on to masses need to be ashamed!

  20. Mike G

    Mike G

    9 uur geleden

    Interesting video. But skip the Darwinian dogma. It doesn’t add anything.

  21. mike anglada

    mike anglada

    9 uur geleden

    Blind Evolution, huh? :D Ok, little chimps... Thinking cuz you Think you understand something and the processes behind it, you are Superior... Wow! God's Creations are so far beyond all of our comprehensions from the start... Faith and Trust is a better way to begin your journey of appreciation and discovery of the World around you. ;) btw, check this out... jw.org

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  23. Captainllama


    9 uur geleden

    Fascinating in depth content and some gorgeous footage, with some issues of pacing, editing, and tone - as in mono. All dealt with at a sustained efficient military charge when an occasional change of pace, lyrical, contemplative - even silence, accompanied by longer lasting continuous video rather than the fast chop mtv style would have been refreshing. The subject matter and the footage both outshine their presentation.

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  27. Angela Sharp

    Angela Sharp

    11 uur geleden

    Omg you’re intro got me hooked I couldn’t stop smiling and getting drawn in you got some good skill!!

  28. joshHYBRID


    11 uur geleden

    10:45 we evolved from a vagina. Can anyone else see it, or do I just have a dirty mind? Asking for a friend.

  29. NordenScan1 4life

    NordenScan1 4life

    11 uur geleden

    Scientists have been saying that the Octopus & Squid have alien DNA for a while now. Multiple brains and hearts, chromatophores, amazing intelligence, quick decision making, complex problem solving etc...maybe they DID come here from somewhere else! Maybe not. Either way they're amazing. 🐙🦑🐙🦑🐙🦑🐙🦑🐙🦑🐙🦑

  30. Andrew Lam

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  31. Lima26


    12 uur geleden

    We often ask if we’re alone in the universe and this statement sums up the arrogance of man. Just because no other species of which there are 1000’s, are not of the same TYPE of intelligence, they’re not regarded as intelligent.i think this type of thinking is often an obstacle in science especially in terms of finding new life and studying species on Earth.

  32. David Berry

    David Berry

    13 uur geleden

    Amazing animals. Why can't we just appreciate the animal without trying to see how in the world it evolved. It's more logical to believe that a Creator made them this way.

  33. The Uncle Danny

    The Uncle Danny

    13 uur geleden

    There are interdementional intelegent beings already on earth.

  34. Washington Hoax

    Washington Hoax

    13 uur geleden

    Evolution is Horse Shit! It's the environment of Earth that creates lifeforms. Dinosaurs could not exist today - ever! If the environment gets wiped out - so do the most lifeforms. They pop into existence from the New environment provided from the Planet. There is NO fossil records that support Evolution. Intelligence comes from adversity with the environment. The more intelligence - the more interaction to learn. Octopus have a level of intelligence to the Cat.

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  36. Michael Wanyoike

    Michael Wanyoike

    14 uur geleden

    10:47 What now? We humans evolved from a lizard, and the lizard evolved from a flat worm????🙄

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    I love the fact that you credit your sources! Keep it up:)

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  42. Shaun Snyder

    Shaun Snyder

    17 uur geleden

    "no social bonds, not social hierarchy" Octopus GANG.

  43. Ian McKay

    Ian McKay

    18 uur geleden

    I loved this video! It's a nearly comprehensive exploration of why humans find octopuses interesting. It features information from experts, from popular culture, natural observation, evolutionary history, cell biology, and behavioral physiology. I especially liked learning about cephalopod camouflage and the octopus's place in the evolution of intelligence. It may have been worthwhile to include the names of other influential investigators in the field of octopus biology so the audience can more easily dive into further research.

  44. Jpenney mrcoin

    Jpenney mrcoin

    18 uur geleden

    terrible narration

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    Tev J

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    Joe D

    18 uur geleden

    I lasted to 1:26. That jarring music is driving me insane!

  47. wiz of OZ

    wiz of OZ

    19 uur geleden

    The octopus is another creation of God. It hasn't evolved one bit and it's by far one of the most amazing creatures that have ever existed. Fossil data can't tell us anything about anything so keep on dreaming and leaning upon unreliable material.

  48. dolphin wave

    dolphin wave

    19 uur geleden

    Why did all types of octupus in all oceans of the earth lost their shells but not the snails, turtules..etc.?!

  49. Soundwave Design

    Soundwave Design

    19 uur geleden

    Such fascinating creatures, thank you for such an interesting video.

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  51. Joseph Chan

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    20 uur geleden

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  52. Joseph Chan

    Joseph Chan

    20 uur geleden

    It didn't occur to you that this is the wisdom of the Creator!

  53. Emily Griffin

    Emily Griffin

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  54. Jason Lin

    Jason Lin

    20 uur geleden

    House cat: "If I fits, I sits" Octopus: "Watch and learn my son." House cat: (bows down) "I am not worthy"

  55. Storys from the Old Days

    Storys from the Old Days

    21 uur geleden

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  56. Josh K

    Josh K

    21 uur geleden

    Mankind will continue to make foolish assumptions until they finally discover God

  57. Blender Study

    Blender Study

    21 uur geleden

    Amazing creatures they are. Thank you for the update, Real Science..!!

  58. Evan Lawrence

    Evan Lawrence

    22 uur geleden

    People-What a fascinating being.. Other people- yeah let's cut off their arms and eat them!! 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  59. Math & Coding

    Math & Coding

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  60. The Game of the Play Gaming

    The Game of the Play Gaming

    23 uur geleden

    a female has one less tentacle

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  63. Moses Lee

    Moses Lee

    Dag geleden

    Because God is the creator

  64. Rey Beam

    Rey Beam

    Dag geleden

    If animals could draw up a tree of life..i feel like us humans would be like.......a leaf on the ground somewhere to the side

  65. Matthew Marty

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  67. Master Wess

    Master Wess

    Dag geleden

    Imagine if they evolved into land animals with all those perks...

  68. timothy kearns

    timothy kearns

    Dag geleden

    The octopus: A creature, designed by God, to puzzle and amaze us.

  69. Rose Jones

    Rose Jones

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  70. Meetim


    Dag geleden

    Interesting facts about the octopus, which is amazing. The rest is evolutionary propaganda.

  71. Hurline Rose

    Hurline Rose

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  72. Laura Vargas

    Laura Vargas

    Dag geleden

    Watching this while high...uff💖

  73. Atul


    Dag geleden

    And yet people eat animals like this. You don't need to eat these or squid or cuttlefish. All beautiful and intelligent features.

  74. Roxii Love

    Roxii Love

    Dag geleden

    Great video but evolution is a ridiculous lie

  75. Roxii Love

    Roxii Love

    Dag geleden

    Always my favorite creator of water. Unmatched 😍

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  77. Enrico Giøvano

    Enrico Giøvano

    Dag geleden

    Fun fact: Squidward Tentacles isn't a squid, he is an octopus

  78. Sol Dadguy

    Sol Dadguy

    Dag geleden

    Moist Crit1kal: "Octopuses are like sea hentai dogs."

    • zutch


      22 uur geleden

      Charlie is squidwards cuisine proof me wrong [:

  79. WAZNME __

    WAZNME __

    Dag geleden

    This video assumes evolution of animals and humans from same liniage is a scientific fact where infact it is a theory without proof, it'd be nice if this video could make this clear for the less knowing audience!

  80. Emil Nanu

    Emil Nanu

    Dag geleden

    So humans spend huge ressources to find an alien somewere in the Universe but are uncapable to communicate with one of the non-humans beings on earth. What would warrant that more advanced being would care to understand us? They might very well treat us the way we treat octopus, dolphins or apes. Respectively calamary, mahi-mahi, chinese ape sushi. Humans are so full of themselves.

  81. Predrag Popovic

    Predrag Popovic

    Dag geleden

    Amazing voice and tone, unexpected from a girl this young. Wtf for real

  82. northerniltree


    Dag geleden

    At this very moment, there is a class on The Insane Biology of Humans at the Octopi School of Higher Learning.

  83. Butts Hensel

    Butts Hensel

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  84. Finish Him!

    Finish Him!

    Dag geleden

    •Insert the aliens meme here•

  85. george mira

    george mira

    Dag geleden

    They share neuronal cells, A 550 million year separated cousin.NEVER as purported, "alien."

  86. CJLinOHIO


    Dag geleden

    I think octopuses are more intelligent than people. They have lived and adapted to the environment for thousands of years whereas in a few short hundreds of years humans have desecrated this Earth. If we're so damn smart how can we let this happen?

  87. Joseph


    Dag geleden

    At the start it is mentioned that the only hard part of an octopus is its beak, and that it can squeeze through any hole larger than its.. Eyeball?

  88. Kyra Universal AKA Agent K

    Kyra Universal AKA Agent K

    Dag geleden

    I heard only 2 of the types of patterns that the octopus can make, Stripes and dots. I would like to suggest maybe using CC as well from now on.

  89. Helen Ntlokwana

    Helen Ntlokwana

    Dag geleden

    I don't wana be at the beach😩 every rock will make me think it's an octopus 😩😩😩

  90. Greg b

    Greg b

    Dag geleden

    Shut up meg!!!

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    Hay Xhu

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  93. Geneva Dunn

    Geneva Dunn

    Dag geleden

    Humans: we’ve invented colour changing materials Octopuses: hold our tentacles!

  94. 安乔 An Qiao

    安乔 An Qiao

    Dag geleden

    Nice documentary. The last few minutes are very important to note and they speak the truth. "...despite the distance from us on the evolutionary tree, the octopus still lives inside the same grand experiment as we do....And by stepping aside from our human-centric view of intelligence, can we start to clearly see the infinite possibilities of cognition."

  95. Chugalug


    Dag geleden

    If I was an octopus I’d be so stupid and turn myself all blue because I’m confused with the water I’m surrounded in

  96. Chris Schott

    Chris Schott

    Dag geleden

    They are like underwater humans

  97. cat -.-

    cat -.-

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    Octopus professor: I once observed a human touch a pill bottle 21 times.

  98. cat -.-

    cat -.-

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    Meanwhile octopus: intelligence is once thought to be unique to octopus, but mounting evidence suggest this is not true

  99. Jack Lyman

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  100. Alex The Beast

    Alex The Beast

    Dag geleden

    And we eat them 🤦‍♂️