Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus does impersonations of at least 15 other creatures, including flatfish, crabs, jellyfish and venomous sea snakes.

All octopuses can change colour and texture to make themselves inconspicuous. But so far, the mimic octopus is the only species known to contort its body and arms to copy - and to deter - predators.

By thrusting all of its tentacles together, for example, our eight-legged wonder can disguise itself as a fish.

The mimic octopus is so good at disguise that it was only recently discovered in 1998, off the coast of South East Asia.


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