Archive for the ‘octopus’ Category

Octopus imitating coral

February 26, 2017

Here’s an octopus caught off guard in the deeps of Ireland and pretending to be some rock formations and then coral. It’s quite big. I remember Diver Laura saying that sea creatures can grow larger in colder water, because the dissolved oxygen content is higher. Turns out that relation may be due to a lack of biologic activity in the colder water.

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Plesiosaur Coffee Mug

Plesiosaur Coffee Mug

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An octopus in its shell

February 10, 2017

The opening footage of this dive reel from Lembeh Straight in Indonesia contains some fascinating footage of an octopus seeking the security of the safety of an (abandoned?) clam shell, then carrying it around; apparently another using a coke bottle as a shell! Hairy shrimp, tube worms, baby cuttlefish, angler fish, blenny, eels, pipe fish. I say find this diver, make friends with him, and maybe he’ll show you where these spots are.

Seriously, this is one reel I’m going to return to time and again as I learn more of the names of these creatures.

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