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Tag Archive: octopus


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A study of cephalopod camouflage – squid, cuttlefish and octopus A fascinating and educational video that explains how cephalopods manage to create amazing tricks of invisibility.  Awesome video! cephalopod camouflage When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming.  Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage […]

More Muck Diving Critter Photos from last week in Subic Bay Another installment of photos showing the huge diversity of macro critters we spotted on last week muck diving extravganza in Subic Bay. See the first batch of superb macro photography here: Muck Diving Subic Bay Diving a previously unknown, un-publicized site – we were treated to a […]

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The coconut octopus (Octopus marginatus) collects and carries shells as portable armor. In this video, the octopus uses a coconut shell as a bunker while attacking passing fish. The octopus had been little affected by the recently passing Tropical Storm Washi. Imagery by Brenda S. and R. Duncan