Oh my gosh, we have so much in common! We belong to the same domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species! What a coincidence! We should date.
We have to do a presentation on a behavioral observation project we did in my zoology class. I observed California ground squirrels and this is how I’m going to start my presentation.
Octopus changes colour outside the water
It looks like it’s dying
OH GOD. THAT’S SO FUCKING SCARY.
Waaaaait whoa. Guys. He’s also changing the texture of his skin, along with attempting to match the tone of the ship’s(?) floor.
HE’S TRYING TO BLEND IN.
HE KNOWS HE’S IN DANGER AND HE’S SCARED AND DOESN’T WANT TO BE SEEN.
SHHHHH NO BABY OCTOPUS COME HERE IT’S OKAY <3
We literally have a shape shifting animal with the best camouflage mechanism in nature and nobody thinks that’s the coolest shit like what the fuck we could learn so much from it’s biology everyone needs to get outta my face cause this creature is metal as fuck
Octopi are probably the coolest animals to have ever existed
Crinoid Shrimp (Periclimenes sp.)
As their name suggests, crinoid shrimp are found on the feathery arms of crinoid feather stars. Amazingly, the patterns and colours of the shrimp always resemble that of their host.
Klaus Stiefel on Flickr
WHAT THESE ARE SO COOL HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE UNTIL NOW