Unusual behavior in 2011 Tremoctopus (blanket octopus) video

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This is a good one for @OB and @Phil, and @Clem ...mysteries of the deep!
 

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Indeed, surprising, however, how this one is continuously being misinterpreted. Remember our schnorzle discussion of a few years back? The female Tremoctopus, bobbing at the surface, that had even weathered experts guessing
 

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I sure do! will have to dig that one up. classic. but in this one, at around 1:40, the blanket seems to detach, then miraculously reappears. I have to imagine it is a visual trick hiding it away (vs rapid regrowth!) but I can't figure it out.
 

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I sure do! will have to dig that one up. classic. but in this one, at around 1:40, the blanket seems to detach, then miraculously reappears. I have to imagine it is a visual trick hiding it away (vs rapid regrowth!) but I can't figure it out.
You will notice she only loses part of her webbing, the remainder folding up and unfolding once more post separation
 

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nice - I will replay with this in mind when I get a chance.
 

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Remember our schnorzle discussion of a few years back?
Tremoctopus in action
Love it! I was actually thinking of an entirely different thread... had to do with some strange creature swimming along the top of the water... reddish in color... I can't recall the thread name... :neutral:
 

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