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How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible

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Video of the Week #45 June 1st, 2012:

From: How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible by Katherine Harmon at Octopus Chronicles

Source: David Gallo at TED

Video by Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory senior scientist Roger Hanlon. The clip reveals how entirely the octopus was camouflaged before it was startled into jetting away.

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  1. 1. markhughw 10:05 am 06/2/2012

    Also amazing how certain octopi have been observed to use hydrothermal vents to “cook” their captured prey.

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  2. 2. And Then What? 7:01 am 06/3/2012

    Sort of reminds me of how my paycheck used to vanish when confronted with all the household expenses.

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  3. 3. tnarine 11:52 pm 06/3/2012

    What type of octopus is it?

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  4. 4. And Then What? 6:25 am 06/6/2012

    I don’t know its name but, I vote to name it “unum dolor polypus”.

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