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This is an incredible video where Pall Sigurdsson, and others, spent an entire dive (and most of their air supply) saving an octopus who decided to make a home within a plastic cup, which was bound to result in a cruel fate. 

Thankfully, their dive wasn't a waste as they were able to find a suitable and saver living situation for the little octopus! 

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Tumblr Posts To Celebrate World Octopus Day

As the name suggests, World Octopus Day celebrates every year, on October 8th, one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today; the octopus. 

Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons. First of all, they are one of the earth's great survivors. Indeed, despite their relatively short lifespan, octopus fossils date back more than 300 million years, meaning that they pre-date even dinosaurs. They are also highly intelligent, with around 500 million neurons located in their brains and arms, allowing them to bypass their instincts, learn lessons and solve problems.

In addition, they are visually stunning, coming in various different colors and shapes, while the Giant Pacific Octopus is able to grow to weigh more than 600 pounds!

So how should you celebrate World Octopus Day? How about some clever Tumblr posts? 

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And it's absolutely mesmerizing! 

"Do octopuses dream?" According to Nature on PBS, the brilliant change of color might be an indicator that the sleeping octopus is in fact dreaming. 

"If she is dreaming, this is a dramatic moment," said Dr Scheel, a marine biologist narrating the clip from an upcoming PBS nature documentary. 

"She sees a crab and her color starts to change a little bit, then she turns all dark, octopuses will do that when they leave the bottom (of the ocean)."

"This is a camouflage," Dr. Scheel continues, "like she's just subdued a crab and now she's going to sit there and eat it and she doesn't want anyone to notice her."

"To see the color come and go on her mantle like that, just to be able to see all the different color patterns flashing one after the other, you don't normally see that when an animal's sleeping."

It truly is a spectacular sight.

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These Tiny Baby Octopuses Will Instantly Brighten Up Your Day

Ever Wonder How Baby Octopuses Look Like? Well, now you have the chance with these gallery of cute photos.   

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Mini-Thread On Tumblr Makes People Fall In Love With Octopuses

Octopuses are seriously so intelligent! This mini-thread will have you agreeing, and smiling at just how smart they really are!

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Twitter Users Are in Shock When They See How Octopuses Are Born

Have we ever really thought about the birth of Octopuses? Don't worry we haven't given it much thought either. But, now we have a whole other view! This aquarium in the US filmed an octopus hatching and it's way cuter than you'd expect! Take a look...

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Is the Coconut Octopus the Smartest of All Invertebrates?

This octopus finds large shells (or even two halves of a coconut!) to carry around with them at all times so that they can hide. 

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Via NOAA
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Be sure to turn your sound on for this video so you can listen to the scientists totally nerd out about their discovery and try to quote Taylor "Smith" in the process. (I think they meant Swift...)