Crazy camouflage! This octopus virtually disappears when he hits the deck

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20 May 2014

Incredible! This octopus was not too happy about being pulled out of the ocean by a fisherman - he changes colour and vanishes to become part of the boat. Watch the video

Incredible! This octopus was not too happy about being pulled out of the ocean by a fisherman - he changes colour and vanishes to become part of the boat. Watch the video:

Here are some more amazing octo-facts:

  • An octopus is an invertebrate animal, meaning that it has no bones it its body. That may explain why it appears to move like liquid through the ocean.
  • The smallest octopus is the Octopus Wolfi, measuring 1, 5 cm in length. The giant Pacific octopus can stretch its arms up to 6 meters across!

The Octopus wolfi. PHOTO: dailycute.net The Octopus wolfi. PHOTO: dailycute.net

  • An octopus can squirt a dark cloud of ink into a predator’s face, to blind or confuse it. They can swim at speeds of up to 11 meters per second.

The Pacific octopus. PHOTO: wikipedia The Pacific octopus. PHOTO: wikipedia

  • The octopus has the largest and most complex brain of any invertebrate, allowing it to solve puzzles.
  • A female octopus is known as a hen, and may lay 100 thousand eggs over its one-to-two week fertile period. Most of the newly hatched baby octopi die, as they are swallowed up by other sea creatures or killed by turbulent water.
  • In a study published in 2008 by the Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, a female octopus was shown to have attached, suffocated and spent two days eating a male who had just mated with her 13 times over a 2.5 hour period!

SOURCES: THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM, MENTALFLOSS.COM

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