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Tiny Octopus Finds a New Home With Help From a Friendly Diver

Divers had planned to spend their time under the water collecting shells. But when they happened upon a small coconut octopus using a disposable plastic cup as a shelter, they knew they had to act. This species has a predisposition from birth to seek shelter, which is often a coconut or seashell. Though the shell it found is good protection, the cup is dangerous, both for the octopus, and any predator that might try to eat it, and would most likely ingest the plastic as well.

The issue with finding a "new home" for the octopus, is that coconut octopi are extremely picky about the shells they choose for themselves, so the octopus in the video rejected a number of shells that it was offered, before finding one to its liking. 

This is a relatively harmless case, but human waste kills sea creatures by the millions every year. Next time you go to the beach, be a little less lazy. Grab some reusable cups. Try to make sure there are less creatures like these using our waste thinking it is a part of their environment.

Tiny octopus found by divers living in a shell and a plastic cup and they try to find him a replacement shell to give up the
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How To Sew a Face Mask (Step by Step GIFs): Style One

So you've decided to make your own face mask! This is awesome for three reasons: 1) it's WAY better for the environment than using disposable masks, 2) you can make your mask super stylish or to match your outfits, and 3) doing a little DIY project is good for the soul. Now let's get started. 

Keep in mind that this is one of two styles, so check out this tutorial if you prefer the second style. Now let's get sewing! Or if sewing isn't your thing, you can make a no-sew mask from a t-shirt (see here for style one or style two). To see all tutorials for making face masks, check out our complete guide.

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