This Octopus Was Guarding Something. When Scientists Saw What It Was, They Freaked

By Taylor Brown

The Octopus is one of the strangest creatures on Earth. While some have proposed they hail from the farthest reaches of space, others have claimed that they have an intelligence parallel to that of humans. Just like us, they certainly do some weird things.

This team of scientists sent a submersible into a huge underwater canyon in California’s Monterey Bay. At the canyon’s base, 1400 meters below the surface, they spotted a lone female octopus crawling towards a rocky slope in a hurry. This octopus was guarding something mysterious and the team was eager to find out what it was…