An ode to an octopus

Mimicry delight

Turning in fright

A splash of ink

Makes you think


Why can’t I obscure

And slink into nooks

Hidden and demure


And outwait the danger

Without looking stranger

Than the ocean floor

Just another background, nothing more


The whole thing is worth watching, but after minute 4:15 is absolutely stunning.

Other Resources:

http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/how-octopuses-and-squids-change-color

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-life/octopus-camouflage.htm

Happy Exploring!

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