Apr 13 2012

Friday Cephalopod: RED

(via Rishi Parikh)

(Also on Sb)

Remember to vote for cephalopods (that is, unfortunately, “none of the above”) in this poll!


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  1. 1

    Ooooooh. Very pretty.

  2. 2
    A. R

    I quite like the blue bits on the tentacles

  3. 3
    Glen Davidson

    Lock your gas tanks, it has a siphon!

    Glen Davidson

  4. 4
    Anthony K

    Redocto? Is that a tiny Seanconner behind that eye?

  5. 5
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Nice picture! I think that a dark flush like this is a threat display to make the octopus look fierce. If that fails and the diver continues to approach, the octopus suddenly turns pale and retreats. You can see the sequence in a lot of marine life videos. That’s a beautiful shot, Rishi!

    Does anyone know the species?

  6. 6

    But can it sing The International ?
    or is it a Red Republican, and thus sings Le Marseillaise ?
    Perhaps it’s just fagged out after a long siphon.

  7. 7

    If you like that picture, you are going to LOVE this one!


  8. 8

    Admiral Ackbar?

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