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Fact Check: Truth behind the viral video of an octopus walking on the sea shore

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The viral video of an octopus walking on the seashore is actually a work visual effects. The video does not show a real octopus. 

Recently, an unusual video is going viral on social media in which an Octopus can be seen walking quickly across a sandy beach land. 

The video was shared on the Facebook page 'ocean eyes' and received over 45,000 views along with 940 reshares at the time of writing this article. The caption reads, "an "Octopus" taking a walk on the beach at sunset."

The same video is also doing rounds on Twitter as well. 

The truth behind the claim

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false. With the help of relevant keyword searches, we found that this video was originally uploaded by a Visual effects artist from Qatar, Alex Z ghost3dee, who created and shared the digital, CGI art project on Instagram in early August 2020. 

In the Instagram post, the artist said the ‘Octie Churro’ is taking a stroll on the beach in his new, revamped body and dynamics model. Earlier in June, the artist shared a quick render test of the Octie Churro’s initial attempts to climb a steep wall.

Earlier in June, the artist shared a quick render test of the Octie Churro’s initial attempts to climb a steep wall.

According to an expert on Octopus behavior at the University of Lethbridge in Canada, Jennifer Mather says Octopuses can survive out of water for a good 10-15 minutes without damage – as long as they stay damp. When their skin stays moist they can survive by getting some gas exchange through it. Mather also said some deep-living octopus species come closer to shore to mate. 

In conclusion, the viral video of an octopus walking on the seashore is actually a work visual effects. The video does not show a real octopus. 

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