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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Amazing


We were fortunate to spend a few minutes watching an octopus in a tidepool this afternoon.  

It performed some "cephalopod magic" dramatically changing texture and color.

This is the same octopus, but check out the pointy protuberances everywhere:
 



And yes, pictured below is the same octopus, but here it has turned itself into a rock, matching the colors and patterns of its surroundings, including patches of coralline algae:



And I couldn't resist including one detail picture.  For orientation, the eye of the octopus is in the lower right (the black horizontal slit):


Amazing.

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