A Conversation for Octopuses - A Guide
Metal Chicken Started conversation Aug 13, 2004
That video showcases their camouflage ability incredibly well! The sudden appearance of the creature in its normal colours took me completely by surprise - even on the 5th time of watching the video I had trouble picking out a complete outline of the colour-shifted octopus. Then that eerily near-human eye looking out at the camera...
Fascinating stuff Gnomon
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Aug 13, 2004
I think that the octopus can actually change the shape of its skin to match the coral reef as well, although I'm not sure, so I didn't mention it in the entry.
katkodl Posted Aug 13, 2004
I like those <> animals, they’re cute.
The video of the octopus turning blue (or is it turquoise?) is fascinating. I’ve watched it several times, but I still have problems to find the octopus before it changes its color.
Loonsworld Posted Jul 14, 2008
Great article, one of my favourite animals. I'm no expert but I have seen documentary footage on TV of octupus changing the texture of their skin to reflect the background of what they're hiding in and (I believe) to communicate to other octopus too.
Janet J Posted Dec 12, 2009
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