The documentary follows South African filmmaker Craig Foster during the year he spent with a wild octopus while freediving off the coast of South Africa. Octopus (Octopoda) Alias Octopoda. The young grow quickly, gaining up to 6kg in a year. My Octopus Teacher, a documentary about filmmaker Craig Foster as he meets an octopus in South Africa and actually forms a friendship with â¦ He started to document his experiences and, in time, met a curious young octopus that captured his attention. The 52-year-old, who free dives as a hobby after growing up near the ocean, first encountered the remarkable octopus in 2010 in a kelp forest while swimming off the coast of South Africa. Size Octopuses vary greatly in size, from 1cm to an arm span of 4 m. Octopus Identification Octopuses have soft bodies and eight limbs attached to the rounded mantle on the top of the head. It has two big eyes and the beak is located at the centre of its eight limbs. The film follows Foster, a diver and videographer who combats career exhaustion by taking a daily bare-chested underwater trek to visit an octopus on the frigid South African coast. It lives in crevices and holes and is fiercely territorial. The location was near Simon's Town on the Cape Peninsula, which is exposed to the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean. During one of these dives, Craig came across an octopus. My Octopus Teacher, a breathtaking South African Netflix success built on teamwork â film maker 21st September 2020 21st September 2020 by Linda van Tilburg My Octopus Teacher tells the story of a Capetonian film maker and free diver, Craig Foster who needed a â¦ "My Octopus Teacher" is available to watch on Netflix. One octopus began coming out â¦ Foster was present for about 80% of the octopus' life. He â¦ Craig Foster spent a year diving â without oxygen or a wetsuit â into the frigid sea near Cape Town, South Africa. Synopsis. Itâs SAâs first Netflix Original Documentary and explores the moving relationship between Craig Foster and an octopus that he befriends in a kelp forest in the Cape Peninsula waters, during a [â¦] South Africans have been fiercely proud of âMy Octopus Teacherâ, the breathtaking documentary filmed in South Africa thatâs currently enjoying popularity on Netflix internationally. On each arm is one to two rows of suckers. According to Two Oceans: A guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa (Struik, 2007), the common octopus lives at depths of up to 200m and feeds on crabs, shellfish and rock lobsters. South Africa, Maverick Life The Morality of Octopus Hunting in False Bay. So I'd like to talk more about these remarkable creatures. 'My Octopus Teacher': The incredible tale of a South African diver who formed an unlikely bond with an octopus Katy Scott, CNN 10/1/2020 Drones plant trees from the sky after U.S. wildfires His time was spent mostly in the frigid waters of the southern Atlantic kelp forests of Cape Town, South Africa. While Foster was diving in the kelp forest off the coast of South Africa, he gained the trust of a wild octopus that allowed him to visit it every day and learn about its behavior. The female lays eggs and tiny octopuses hatch directly from the eggs. The film shows how, in 2010, Foster began free-diving in a cold underwater kelp forest at a remote location in False Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa.