Researchers studying the sleeping habits of an octopus captured footage of what they suspect may be the creature waking up from a nightmare. The remarkable moments were reportedly documented during a month-long observation of a cephalopod, dubbed Costello, by scientists at New York's Rockefeller University. On four separate occasions, they creature was seen suddenly waking up from its sleep for no apparent reason and behaving in a fashion as if it were in distress, including two instances wherein the octopus deployed its defense mechanism of spraying ink into the water seemingly to ward off a predator. The puzzling episodes were made all the more perplexing by the way in which the creature behaved shortly thereafter.
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