Spectacular Cephalopods

Capturing this fleeting image of an octopus at sea reminded me of one of the most amazing nature videos I have seen. As it might have been lost over the holidays, I thought I should share it here.

Cue up to minute 2:30 of the David Gallo’s Talk for images of cephalopods performing masterful tricks of disguise -– to hide, fight or court the ladies — sometimes at the same time. They can portray different images on their bodies to two moving observers, one male the other female, and flip the image at will as the relative positions change.

All this and cool eyes too.

by Steve Jurvetson

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