As my dive buddies can attest I’ve always had a special interest in observing octopi in their natural habitat. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had numerous opportunities to watch and interact with them. On a few occasions we have actually played a shell game where the octopus offered one of the shells protecting her den to me. I would take it, hold it for a minute or so and then offer it back to her. We repeated this process over and over again until prudent gas management made it time to end the game. I came across this article on octopus and thought I would share it with you. Go here to read more on the most intelligent mollusks. It’s an article from Orion Magazine, enjoy.