Males throw mud and oysters at the octopus to tease the females of the famous Sydney octopus in Australia. Photo: NewScientist
Sydney ,: Video footage of the octopus shows the common Sydney octopus, which is common in Australia, showering marine objects such as oysters and clay deals on other octopuses. In most cases, female octopuses have been seen targeting male octopuses, harassing them.
In 2015, Peter Godfrey of the University of Sydney and his colleagues spotted several Sydney octopuses on Jarus Bay, an octopus stronghold. Here octopuses make their home and there are many octopuses on a very small area. The camera saw octopuses fighting and mating in it, but an unusual behavior was seen in which they were throwing some objects at others.
Scientists found that the octopus picked up objects such as mud, algae and sea oysters and hid them in its arms, then threw the object at another octopus with a powerful splash of water. In this way, an octopus can strike many times longer than its body length.
This behavior has been observed in octopuses before. She throws out some leftover food while cleaning her cave-like house, but now video evidence has been found that several female octopuses rain various objects on the male. It shows that they are deliberately targeting someone.
A 2016 video shows a male octopus hovering nearby, repeatedly trying to mate with the female. When the female became angry with him, she not only threw mud on the male’s house ten times but also sat on it five times. According to experts, this repeated work has been done consciously.
Similarly, in four different cases, when the male octopus advanced towards the female, he had to eat seawater twice, that is, the female repeatedly bounced the soil. Although females also throw oysters, they like mud as a weapon which they throw with great force.
When octopuses make their home in the ocean, these fights are at their peak. In this she uses the two front arms. Not only that, but on two occasions a common fish was also targeted and twice the soil was thrown on the camera tripod.
Similarly, when a narcotop moves towards a female to express affection, the female angrily throws an oyster around it and changes its color. Experts have written in their research that this evidence proves that octopuses deliberately target others.