Underwater life is full of mystery and fascination. Unexpected things show up at unexpected times. If you want an example, look no further. This section from a TED Talk by David Gallo shows an amazing clip that left the audience gasping in their seats.

Octopuses have few offensive capabilities. Camouflage is their main defense against predators. According to the Smithsonian Institute, octopuses have thousands of cells in their bodies called chromatophores which allow them to quickly change the color of their skin and blend in with their surroundings. They can also match the texture of their surroundings by changing the projections on their skin to look like nearby algae or rocks allowing them to create a near perfect camouflage.

Watch this amazing video below! Could you detect the octopus? Let us know your thoughts about this in the comments!


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