I’m a sucker for an octopus !

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Welcome to Saturday's octopus poetry corner

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Octopuses learning thru observation

we put-a crab-a inna da box-a anna we see what happens!
 
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An Octopus doesn't only see, it can recognize you.

A research study on Giant Pacific Octopuses at the Seattle Aquarium showed that their behavior, breathing, and colors changed depending on whose face they recognized.
 
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⚡️What do ya think is going on here?⁣⁣⁣⁣
In situations where an octopus is attempting to defend itself, it will decide to shoot ink, jet away, or display dynamic color patterns which could include deimatic behavior.⁣

Deimatic is a Greek word that means “to frighten”⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Deimatic behavior attempts to frighten predators and is commonly used by animals that lack a strong defense. ⁣
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In this instance the octopus might be attempting to scare off or distract Miguel (or perhaps it’s communicating something else?)⁣

☁️ Some researchers refer to this as a “passing cloud” display — but some believed this implied that the octopus was mimicking shadows cast on the oceans surface (which is unlikely)⁣
 
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