Octopus Puffed Itself Up Like a Balloon, Biologists Split on Why | Video

When diver PT Hirschfield came across this octopus off the coast of Melbourne, Australia, the eight-legged creature puffed itself up like a parachute. But scientists aren’t sure why the octopus did that. It’s possible the octopus was hunting for crabs, or perhaps it was “inflating” itself to intimidate the diver, researchers told Live Science.

credit : PT Hirschfield