The Bizarre Blanket Octopus

posted Jul 18 '07 viewed 56626 tagged , , , ,

As most people know, many octopuses release ink as a strategy to evade predator. The strange blanket octopus, however, in the genus Tremoctopus, uses a very different technique. When threatened, the blanket octopus releases a giant cape-like webbing. I think most of you land-lubbers will find this to be quite an unusual sight.