"I have never seen anything like this," said Gonzalvo, who studies dolphins as part of the Ionian Dolphin Project. "My hypothesis is that the dolphin might have attacked—tried to prey on the octopus—and somehow to avoid it, the octopus just attached to the dolphin's belly."
Riddle us this: The octopus attached itself to the dolphin's belly a) to escape being eaten b) because he was sick of the sea and needed a break c) something else?
Jocelyn Heaney is an English instructor, animal activist and freelance writer for L.A. Review of Books and Warner Bros. Pictures, among others. Her favorite animals are great white sharks, horses and all cats. She is currently at work on a memoir. Email Jocelyn | @JocelynHeaney
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