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Shape-shifting Octopus!

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Amazing ! Especially the octopus blending into the underwater bush.




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Someone asked as to what the Owl's name was... I think it's Bobo chan.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Great vid OP ,these creatures are amazing.

Here one i watched last year ,this Octopus shapeshifts into other animals ,they called it the Mimic Octopus.

Check out the one that actually runs on 2 legs.

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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So bush is not actually a ''reptile'' form, but an octopus form... hmm interesting, so how do we call them? octopussy's?
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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Awesome, thanks for sharing. Here's a bit more information on the Cuttlefish (my favorite); it's a cool video that explains how its skin changes color with a bit more detail than the Octopus video - watch at the end of the video for how Cuttlefish create the illusion of passing clouds across their skin.




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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Google Video Link


Here's another interesting octopus video, octopus vs shark.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Haha! Evil Owl!
He's was staring that other owl down like, This is my stoop boy, you best back up foo.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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That was awesome.

My question is:

Were they implying there at the end that it wasn't the octopus that was changing its form, it was the octopus that was changing the way we perceive its form?

What a bizarre creature.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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I was excited to see a shape shifting octopus. Then I watch your video and nothing shape shifts.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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octopi are simply amazing!
you guys remember the story about an aquarium that was losing fish each night from various tanks.
it turned out the octopus was sneaking out of his tank each night and going into others' for food, then sneaking back in.

absolutely amazing. i always feel bad when ordering tako (octopus) at my sushi house.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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Ahahah love it!


S&F for you



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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That was such a awesome video. Now only if i could change color and texture like an octopus, he,he. S&F



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Very cool!



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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great octopus and owl clips! I thought the octo one was going to be the one with the coconut shell, see the clip below.

news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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What a beautiful video, I love the Octopus now, never before did I realize how much life and experience, love is in their eyes. I always knew I did not want to eat them, but nnow I see how special they are.

Bless them as so many other Sea animals and life, man is simply destroying their world, their reality.

Animals, sea life is evolving rapidly and are capable of advanced souls, far more advanced for their species than many humans. This is by no means stating that they are less advanced than humans, no, it can even be the opposite.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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Totally awesome! When you see things like this it clearly illustrates how little we understand about most of our planet. Beauty at its perfection. Thanks for sharing OP



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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Nice video!

Here is an old thread with a few videos and some excellent pics of Octopus.

Check it out



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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Awesome videos! I have always been fascinated with sea creatures. The first one in the vid was pretty spectacular.

Apparently the military is trying to develop stealth technology by studying the biology of squid and similar animals.

Squid May Help Make Soldiers Invisible


Yes, those gentle sea creatures, tasty when deep-fried and served with a piquant marinara sauce, figure prominently in the quest for a real-life cloaking device. Scientists at Duke University -- something of a hotbed for this kind of work over the years -- the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California, Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute are studying the mechanics of how squid, cuttlefish and octopus use special light-sensitive organs and cells to manipulate light and create "dynamic camouflage." What does that mean? If you've ever gone scuba diving and encountered a cuttlefish, you may have noticed its ability to change color while matching its surroundings, even while jetting along in the water. Its cousin the octopus can even use muscles in its skin to imitate textures, to appear like algae or a rough ocean-reef rock. These chameleons of the sea, called cephalopods, create a range of special effects not just for hiding, but for attracting mates and catching prey. Cephalopods cast their illusions primarily with organs called chromatophores -- tiny ink sacs controlled by muscles that release pigments in patterns, in layers under the skin. They are among the most intelligent creatures in the sea, and their pattern-making is so advanced they could "probably play a television show on their backs, if their brains were big enough," says Sonke Johnsen, associate professor of biology at Duke University


abovetopsecret.com



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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I wonder what yet unknown creature the octopus was mimicking running along the sea floor? It did look like the roadrunner, perhaps there was a octopus disguised as a coyote nearby, with an acme torpedo.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb
That was awesome.

My question is:

Were they implying there at the end that it wasn't the octopus that was changing its form, it was the octopus that was changing the way we perceive its form?

What a bizarre creature.


Good question!

I think they said after studying it frame by frame, they came to the conclusion we should be able to see it but we can't?

Even though they are colored blind, I think they were the first to develop complex eyes? I think they suggested that the octopus knows something a little more to objective reality, at least visually, than we do. It's goal isn't to simple blend in, but to take away any information that would reach the potential predator's eyes.

Other animals are good at camouflage, but it looks like the octopus is the master of disguise.

ETA: It's colored blind and takes it's cues from pattern recognition, but it somehow knows the colors around it to match perfectly right?, so perhaps that is what they meant at the end? It's picking up some kind of information someway, or distorting it... I'm at a loss for words on how to explain...
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