Who knew an octopus could change its shape and color in so many ways - and in an instant!  I thought that only happened in Science Fiction movies.

Who knew an octopus could change its shape and color in so many ways - and in an instant! I thought that only happened in Science Fiction movies.

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Mimic octpus,Thaumoctopus mimicus.  "This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator. For example, scientists observed that when the octopus was attacked by territorial damselfishes, it mimicked the banded sea snake, a known predator of damselfishes."

Mimic octpus,Thaumoctopus mimicus. "This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator. For example, scientists observed that when the octopus was attacked by territorial damselfishes, it mimicked the banded sea snake, a known predator of damselfishes."

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The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Sea Snakes, Stingrays, Lionfishes, and Jellyfishes.

The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Sea Snakes, Stingrays, Lionfishes, and Jellyfishes.

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Many species in nature mimic other organisms or features of their environment. Can you figure out which is the original and which is the mimic?

Many species in nature mimic other organisms or features of their environment. Can you figure out which is the original and which is the mimic?

Can You Spot the Mimic? - The New York Times. Both of these are mimics.

Can You Spot the Mimic? - The New York Times. Both of these are mimics.

Can You Spot the Mimic? - The New York Times

Can You Spot the Mimic? - The New York Times

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The Mimic - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial The picture that proved that when mom looks away it's time to play.

The Mimic - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial The picture that proved that when mom looks away it's time to play.

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Finally finished "Game Over" my take on a modern version of the Mimic from D&D! just in time for my Halloween series... look for the print at upcoming shows and on my website!

Finally finished "Game Over" my take on a modern version of the Mimic from D&D! just in time for my Halloween series... look for the print at upcoming shows and on my website!

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“Suas crenças se tornam seus pensamentos. Os seus pensamentos tornam-se suas palavras. Suas palavras se tornam suas ações. Suas ações tornam-se seus hábitos. Os seus hábitos tornam-se seus valores. Os seus valores tornam-se seu destino.” Mahatma Gandhi Foto: Miss Lotta Faust Dancer Salome Dance "The Mimic World" 1908

“Suas crenças se tornam seus pensamentos. Os seus pensamentos tornam-se suas palavras. Suas palavras se tornam suas ações. Suas ações tornam-se seus hábitos. Os seus hábitos tornam-se seus valores. Os seus valores tornam-se seu destino.” Mahatma Gandhi Foto: Miss Lotta Faust Dancer Salome Dance "The Mimic World" 1908

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