Octopus vs. Crab Battle Takes an Unexpected Turn
There’s always a bigger fish. Or in this case, a seal.
In a video shot by filmmakers Connor Gallagher and Patrick Webster, a tense dual between a red octopus and a swimmer crab quickly comes to an end when a harbor seal suddenly swims into frame, gobbling up the octopus. The event took place off the coast of Monterey, California, a region teaming with marine life.
Gallagher and Webster captured the unexpected footage on February 10, during a night spent diving and filming by their homes near Monterey. Using diving lights to find underwater specimens to capture on camera, the duo was initially intrigued by the red octopus, which can be seen relentlessly hunting its prey. As it