Paper describes octopus locomotion

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A paper in the journal “Current Biology”, describes the surprisingly simple technique that octopuses have evolved in order to control and crawl using their eight legs. A research team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem used high-speed cameras to capture the octopus’ movements and discovered that they simply “recruit” or pick a direction for each arm to pull or push in exclusively. Once they have done this they simply need to pick which arm will provide the movement they require.