17 Dec 2019

Marine scientist goes viral after being targeted by spitting octopus

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 17 December 2019

A New Zealand scientist became world famous on the internet this week when he tweeted about a tricky octopus who has it in for him. Luna the Octopus was sucking water directly from her tank's pump to spray him "with even more water than usual" if he steps within a foot of her tank. 

PhD student Harry Allard from Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre spoke to Jesse about Luna, and why he became her target.

Here's a video of Luna taking aim at Harry: