sea What fact below fascinates you the most? 🎥: @hungryyuko ⬇️ via @octonation ; Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to blend in and not be noticed? Like when you’re in your hometown grocery store during a holiday or at the gym with your headphones on? (Just me?)Octopus cyanea knows the struggle, and they’ve figured out the perfect solution: expert shapeshifting.While many octopuses hunt at night, Octopus cyanea are daytime shapeshifters that transform the color and texture of their skin to mimic nearby corals, rocks, or algae in an instant, making them virtually invisible to their prey (and US! Heck— I can barely see em!) The best we humans can do is put on a baseball cap and sunglasses— These octopuses, on the other hand, use their TV-Screen like skin to avoid detection at all costs. What you’re seeing in this video is something called tenting or parachuting 🪂🎪 The Day Octopus will throw their arms over objects, completely canvasing rocks or coral 🪸They then send the tips of their arms on a mission to spook prey items into their web! 🦐🦀🐠 Speaking of arms, did you know that octopus suckers are basically tiny taste-testers?With over 10,000 chemoreceptor cells on just ONE sucker alone, octopuses can ‘taste & smell’ the surfaces they touch. So when searching for a snack, they’re basically sticking their arms in rock crevices sensing what’s worth eating. Once a single sucker lands on a known food item, it’s game over! #sea #octopus

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What fact below fascinates you the most? 🎥: @hungryyuko ⬇️ via @octonation ; Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to blend in and not be noticed? Like when you’re in your hometown grocery store during a holiday or at the gym with your headphones on? (Just me?)Octopus cyanea knows the struggle, and they’ve figured out the perfect solution: expert shapeshifting.While many octopuses hunt at night, Octopus cyanea are daytime shapeshifters that transform the color and texture of their skin to mimic nearby corals, rocks, or algae in an instant, making them virtually invisible to their prey (and US! Heck— I can barely see em!) The best we humans can do is put on a baseball cap and sunglasses— These octopuses, on the other hand, use their TV-Screen like skin to avoid detection at all costs. What you’re seeing in this video is something called tenting or parachuting 🪂🎪 The Day Octopus will throw their arms over objects, completely canvasing rocks or coral 🪸They then send the tips of their arms on a mission to spook prey items into their web! 🦐🦀🐠 Speaking of arms, did you know that octopus suckers are basically tiny taste-testers?With over 10,000 chemoreceptor cells on just ONE sucker alone, octopuses can ‘taste & smell’ the surfaces they touch. So when searching for a snack, they’re basically sticking their arms in rock crevices sensing what’s worth eating. Once a single sucker lands on a known food item, it’s game over! #sea #octopus

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