Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus, A True Impersonator

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus is naturally brown and spotted, but it has the ability to turn any color or pattern it wants. This sort of camouflage is extremely rare. While many animals can change color and skin texture, the Indonesian Mimic Octopus is the only one that can take on the same shape and features of its surrounding environment, including features of other species! blog - The Indonesian Mimis Octopus
Now you see me... - The Indonesian Mimic Octopus
Now you don't!
It can copy the physical characteristics and movement of more than 15 different species, such as sea snakes, jellyfish, stingrays and giant crabs, to name a few. In fact, this octopus can figure out which animal to impersonate, depending on how threatening it needs to be to its current predator. Watch the video below to see for yourself!

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