Atlantic octopus seen imitating flounder - UPI.com

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Cool...
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The scientist, Roger Hanlon, who made the discovery has a really cool website and seems to be doing some cool stuff. He should be here on TONMO!

    http://www.mbl.edu/mrc/hanlon/
     
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    I suspect it will be decided that all daytime octos mimic at least one other creature. I have noted and commented on hummelincki (and I am not the only one having observed this) taking the "flounder" pose in an aquarium. The mimic octopus is likely more unique for it's range of animals rather than for the unique ability.
     

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