Key behaviours to explore in this sequence will be the the avoidance detection and attack defense strategies of the common octopus as displayed in the kelp forests near Cape Point South Africa. Use of a den, ink squirting and fleeing, deimatic behavior, defensive postures, and deflective markings/camouflaging strategies are well documented. New behaviours to science is the use of kelp fronds and shells and rocks to create an impenetrable exo skeleton, sometimes separately (kelp basket or rock/shell armour) and sometimes collectively (kelp/rock/shells). Subject has been observed picking up as many as 80 individual objects to create this armour when threatened. Idea of the sequence is to position this particular kelp forest as one of the most dangerous in the world (great white sharks, seven gill sharks, pajama sharks, cape fur seals), and then use encounters with some of these (seals and pajama sharks) to demonstrate the ability of the octopus to avoid detection and predation through the use of its innate capabilities and extraordinary intelligence (tool use), culminating in the reveal of the shell and rock skeleton. All Images and video copyright Craig Foster and Roger Horrocks.