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Amazing Shapeshifting Mimic Octopus (Videos)

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Master of Disguise

This article isn’t about a news item. Rather, it’s more a celebration of how fascinating nature can be, and how it can sometimes be so damn cool that it actually blows our mind! The Mimic Octopus aka Thaumoctopus mimicus, which was only discovered in 1998 off the coast of Indonesia, is simply amazing. 

You have to see for yourself, as a textual description doesn’t do justice to how cool the Mimic’s camouflage abilities are.

That this awesome creature was only discovered by humans less than 15 years ago makes me wonder how many other seemingly magical species there are out there…

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8:39AM PDT on May 25, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

10:32AM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Amazing isn't even close.

5:33PM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

3:13PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

WOW!

11:20PM PDT on Sep 27, 2013

Nature is endlessly fascinating. thanks for posting

5:45AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Learn from their way of adaptation

8:56PM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Very camouflaged.

8:14PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

ty

5:54AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

These are my favorite videos. I'll watch Mimic Octopi all day long. They just amaze and delight me.

11:20PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Cool!!!

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