An Octopus Hitches A Ride On A Dolphin's Naughty Bits
    By Hank Campbell | June 18th 2012 07:02 PM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    Joan Gonzalvo of the Ionian Dolphin Project, who studies dolphins off western Greece for the Tethys Research Institute, captured an incredible sequence of images showing a leaping bottlenose dolphin with a large octopus clinging to its belly.

    Well, more specifically the dolphin's genital slit. Yikes.


    Image: Joan Gonzalvo. Photo linked from New Scientist because the project website is down, likely due to all the traffic.

     "My hypothesis is that the dolphin might have attacked - tried to prey on the octopus - and somehow to avoid it the octopus just attached to the dolphin's belly," said Gonzalvo.

    Comments

    Gerhard Adam
    Isn't that the same maneuver Han Solo used to evade the Imperial Class Star Destroyers?
    Mundus vult decipi
    Hank
    "My hypothesis is that the dolphin might have attacked - tried to prey on the octopus 
    Sure, blame the victim...