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    Extremely Rare Blanket Octopus Found – Tremoctopus

    Do you know about the blanket octopus? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🐙🔱 The rarely sighted female blanket octopus (🤓tremoctopus) can grow to six feet and has long, flowing sheets of iridescent flesh trailing behind her. She’s the female superhero of the sea!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🌈 The graceful rainbow colored cape of the blanket octopus helps her appear larger & intimidating to potential predators! ⁣⁣ In the beginning of this video her cape is completely extended… as the clip goes on she pulls it up by her body to swim faster!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🌊 She’ll spend her entire life living in the open ocean only descending to avoid predators. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣😱In situations of distress, she can break off portions of her cape to make a faster getaway.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⚡️Scientists have observed the blanket octopus ripping the highly venomous, whip-like tentacles off of the man o’ war (a jellyfish-like creature) and using them as a defense to stun their predators & prey. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🌊 It’s so incredibly uncommon to see the blanket octopus— there are very few videos of this creature (so be sure to @ someone who loves the ocean below! ) ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🤔 Okay so what about the male? Do they have capes as well? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣👎 Turns out the male is 40,000 times lighter & the size of a walnut seed .9 inches! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣This couple represents an extreme degree of sexual size-dimorphism- when a tiny male finds a female he detaches his mating arm (hectocotylus) and gives it to the female, who keeps it in her mantle cavity until it’s needed to fertilize her up to 100,000 eggs! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣She doesn’t lay the eggs either… she’ll brave through the ocean with them tied to her arms. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🎶: Hope for a fallen world by Dr. Pheel ⁣

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    • Extremely Rare Blanket Octopus Found – Tremoctopus

      Do you know about the blanket octopus? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🐙🔱 The rarely sighted female blanket octopus (🤓tremoctopus) can grow to six feet and has long, flowing sheets of iridescent flesh trailing behind her. She’s the female superhero of the sea!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🌈 The graceful rainbow colored cape of the blanket octopus helps her appear larger & intimidating to potential predators! ⁣⁣ In the beginning of this video her cape is completely extended… as the clip goes on she pulls it up by her body to swim faster!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🌊 She’ll spend her entire life living in the open ocean only descending to avoid predators. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣😱In situations of distress, she can break off portions of her cape to make a faster getaway.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⚡️Scientists have observed the blanket octopus ripping the highly venomous, whip-like tentacles off of the man o’ war (a jellyfish-like creature) and using them as a defense to stun their predators & prey. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🌊 It’s so incredibly uncommon to see the blanket octopus— there are very few videos of this creature (so be sure to @ someone who loves the ocean below! ) ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🤔 Okay so what about the male? Do they have capes as well? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣👎 Turns out the male is 40,000 times lighter & the size of a walnut seed .9 inches! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣This couple represents an extreme degree of sexual size-dimorphism- when a tiny male finds a female he detaches his mating arm (hectocotylus) and gives it to the female, who keeps it in her mantle cavity until it’s needed to fertilize her up to 100,000 eggs! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣She doesn’t lay the eggs either… she’ll brave through the ocean with them tied to her arms. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣🎶: Hope for a fallen world by Dr. Pheel ⁣

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