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cute little song I found for introducing the octopus today for our ocean theme month! Matches all our site words so far too :)

cute little song I found for introducing the octopus today for our ocean theme month! Matches all our site words so far too :)

Amazing Octopus Color Transformation - YouTube (Cephalopods, Leson 10-- octopus camouflage & hunting)

Amazing Octopus Color Transformation - YouTube (Cephalopods, Leson 10-- octopus camouflage & hunting)

Octopus Video - fends off attackers by changing color or conforming appearance to a predator.  Amazing to watch.

Octopus Video - fends off attackers by changing color or conforming appearance to a predator. Amazing to watch.

When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. (If you need to see it again, here's the raw footage.) Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods--squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion. These are some of Hanlon's top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding.

When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. (If you need to see it again, here's the raw footage.) Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods--squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion. These are some of Hanlon's top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding.

Where's The Octopus?  - This is a jaw-dropping 4 minute video showing ways that cephalopods are masters of optical illusions. (capture by marine biologist, Roger Hanlon)

Where's The Octopus? - This is a jaw-dropping 4 minute video showing ways that cephalopods are masters of optical illusions. (capture by marine biologist, Roger Hanlon)

An octopus has three hearts, nine brains and blue blood.  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2012/08/08_17_2012_octopus_video.html

An octopus has three hearts, nine brains and blue blood. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2012/08/08_17_2012_octopus_video.html

Truth be told, I rarely link to National Geographic made-for-tv videos because narrators that sound like this are one of my major pet peeves. However, this unusual locomotion video is just too fascinating to not share.     Behold how a boneless, 600lb octopus can fit through such tiny passageways. Another example here (swf/google video).

Truth be told, I rarely link to National Geographic made-for-tv videos because narrators that sound like this are one of my major pet peeves. However, this unusual locomotion video is just too fascinating to not share. Behold how a boneless, 600lb octopus can fit through such tiny passageways. Another example here (swf/google video).

Amazing Octopus Video.  Video by Peter Bucknell :  http://www.how2scuba.us

Amazing Octopus Video. Video by Peter Bucknell : http://www.how2scuba.us

Easy Diaper Cake Instructions | ... to Learn How to Make a Washcloth Octopus | Diaper Cake Patterns

Easy Diaper Cake Instructions | ... to Learn How to Make a Washcloth Octopus | Diaper Cake Patterns