1. birgerjohansson says

    Reminds me of one “Fafhrd and the mouser” story by Fritz Leiber.
    Old horrors sealed away in casket in a sunken city. When the island temporarily rises to the surface, greedy treasure hunters open the caskets.
    Fafhrd who watches from a distance sees the pirates come running from the derelict building, wearing odd “capes”. The capes spread out and cover up each pirate, who then oddly crawls back into the building…

  2. wzrd1 says

    Reminds me of the old A-Team intro. “…and if you can find them, you can study the blanket octopus”.
    Sounds interesting, from behavior to its repurposing stinging cells for its own defense.

  3. azpaul3 says

    Now that appears to be a nice non-threatening, non-scary, non-horror inducing specimen of biology. I used to know of a gentlemen who studied the majesty of these beasts until he had an academic mid-life crisis and fell under the sway of a class of grotesque monstrosities.

    Maybe these pictures will help him heal.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Repurposing cells of other animals. Look out for the Australian amphibian octopus, with black mamba venom. But it will be very pretty.