This is shark versus octopus… You might be surprised by who won! This octopus wasn’t messing around.

The incredible footage below shows a giant Pacific octopus successfully attacking an unsuspecting spiny dogfish shark.

Octopuses are generally prey to these sharks, but this octopus wasn’t having any of that. The octopus had been sharing an aquarium with several spiny dogfish sharks until staff realized that the fish kept turning up dead at the bottom of the tank.

To understand what was happening, they decided to film the interactions to see what was going on.


It turns out that the octopus had been killing all of the dogfish sharks that entered the tank.

The octopus is a master of camouflage. It waits in hiding until the unsuspecting shark swims too close… and it’s all over.