Molluscs: Octopus Catching Crab


An octopus chases and catches a crab using its eight arms to subdue its prey.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

Octopuses have incredible eyesight and an intelligent brain. They move with great speed using a kind of jet propulsion to chase down prey. Their eight long arms, covered with suckers, catch and hold the prey while their powerful beak eats.

Predator-prey interactions: An octopus is adapted to use its uses its eight arms to capture its crab prey.  Through natural selection predators adapt their ways of hunting to prey defenses, like a crab’s hard shell.