A recent documentary that you can watch on PBS shows a sleeping octopus that’s probably having a vivid dream and Dr. David Scheel explained what the dream could be about.
Dr. Scheel is a marine biologist who was involved in creating this documentary. In his opinion, the octopus is probably dreaming about hunting, which he assumed because of the color-changing that’s going on.
“So here she’s asleep, she sees a crab and her color starts to change a little bit,” Laughing Squid quoted Dr. Scheel. “Then she turns all dark. Octopuses will do that when they leave the bottom. This really is fascinating.”
Dr. Scheel spent years studying the octopus that’s the subject of this documentary and that’s how he’s able to talk about what the animal may dream about. Click play below to see the video.