Mysteries of the ocean
The new Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher is a moving story about a diver and filmmaker who earns the trust of an octopus while forming a strong bond between the two over the course of a year. The daily underwater visits that the diver makes to the animal are documented every day, and the result is a beautiful film that touches the relationship of humans with nature, animals and the environment.
This documentary is key to appreciating the fantastic
diversity that the earth offers us and valuing it for what it is: an immense
network of interactions between organisms of all kinds.
¿Did you know?
• According to experts, octopuses were the first intelligent beings on the planet. Two thirds of an octopus brain is in its arms! Octopuses have tons of neurons in each arm. In fact, their highly developed brain makes them the most intelligent invertebrates on the planet.
• They have emotions and feel pain.
• Mexico is the third largest producer of octopus meat worldwide. With 95% of the total of this production only in three states of the country: Yucatán, Campeche and Baja California.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Watch My Octopus teacher on Netflix, and remove octopuses from your plate just like other sea animals. Not only is the fishing industry violent towards curious and sensitive animals like the octopus featured in the documentary, it is also destroying our oceans and the environment.
Por: Natalie Garcia Buhler, Directora de Mercadotecnia Movimiento En Verde ser