Marine life is fascinating. You never know what to expect and this video is the prime proof of that fact. This is a section of a TED talk by David Gallo. The audience couldn’t help but gasp and applaud in surprise when he showed them this clip.
Octopuses are known to have a few offensive capabilities; camouflage being their main defense against predators. According to the Smithsonian Institute, octopuses have thousands of cells in their bodies called chromatophores which allow them to quickly change the color of their skin and blend in with their surroundings. In addition to skin color, they can also match the texture of their surroundings by changing the projections on their skin to look like nearby algae or rocks. This makes them able to create a perfect camouflage. Isn’t that amazing?
Watch this amazing video below! Could you detect the octopus before it magically appeared right before your eyes? Let us know your thoughts about this in the comments!
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