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Old 09-18-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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Video link: The mimic octopus makes itself look like other creatures, both for defense and in hunting prey.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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That is so cool! Thanks, Claire!
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: the living desert
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Interesting video. The octopus really looks like the creatures it's mimicking. I wonder if it could fool...say a banded sea snake, or a lion fish when it was imitating them. it would be to interesting see their reactions when they spotted the octopus pretending to be them.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wow! Nature is truly a wonder and mysterious as well! Great post.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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I had an octopus for a few months. He would grab the net when I was cleaning the tank and pull on it until I pulled back. Shooting water at me when I got my face close to the tank was entertaining for it. Then he'd race around the tank, changing colors and making his little spines stick up. He was a lot of fun.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Awesome, octopuses are awesome!
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