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Masters of Deception

Masters of Deception

 

Cirrate octopuses (credit: MBARI)

 

The octopuses and their Cephalopod relatives are 'masters of deception' with their changeable colors and shapeshifting bodies. The marine creatures can make speedy getaways by racing along on the ocean floor or turn themselves into what appears to be a rock and deceive potential predators. Marine researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium produced a video to illustrate their deceptively creative, camoflaguing capabilities. WHB

 

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