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The incident was caught on the ROV’s video by Mike Wood of SubOceanic Sciences Canada. He had just located a data recorder and taken a grip of the cable with the ROV’s manipulator arm, when suddenly an 80 lb octopus launched an attack.
With tentacles ‘as thick as man’s arm’ and a bite that he believed can exert 1000 lbs pressure, Mike Wood feared the octopus would bite the camera cable or umbilical and trip out the Falcon ROV.
Not wanting to lose the receiver that he had just located he decided to take on the creature and after tightening his grip of the cable with the manipulator arm, revved the ROV’s thrusters in reverse in an attempt to blast seabed particles at the creature. For a moment the octopus appeared to intensify its attack with its mantle flared but eventually the swirling fragments drove it away. Click here to check it out!
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The ChaseandSam.com Video page isn’t going away…even though it has been a little sparse lately…but here is some exciting news: We’ve just launched a great new video site, with almost triple the video content of this site. It’s called Safevideo.com, and it has over 300 videos - no pop ups, nothing objectionable, all safe for work and safe for home!!
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Tollie can’t help but say that what NASA does is “incredible.” And so, besides telling you that this week’s recommended website is www.NASA.gov, I want to point you to specific places on NASA.gov where you can find the really good stuff.