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A rainbow-colored octopus spotted off the Philippine coast

This "rainbow" blanket octopus puts on a mesmerizing show... 🌈

A rainbow-coloured blanket octopus seen in the Philippines

This rainbow-colored creature was filmed off the Philippine coast. It’s called the “blanket octopus” because of the long membranes hidden between its arms. When it feels threatened, it unfurls them, creating a long train that makes it look bigger. Its rapid color changes could also be a defense mechanism to frighten predators or simply a reaction to the camera’s light. Encompassing several species, this octopus genus is called tremoctopus.

06/13/2019 4:04 PMupdated: 06/13/2019 6:04 PM

94 comments

  • Ana B.
    05/22/2021 12:38

    🥺🥺

  • Glenn M.
    03/01/2021 12:27

    Everyone should check out the Movie Teacher Octopus ,🙏Just a Beautifully shot movie and Story

  • Anthony D.
    02/28/2021 21:00

    aliens bro

  • Angel M.
    02/28/2021 02:17

    Wow so beautiful but weird

  • Elise M.
    02/27/2021 15:20

    I could maybe get on board with this one

  • Hunish S.
    02/27/2021 11:16

    Menisha Sembhi wowww

  • Xavier P.
    02/26/2021 18:09

    Desiree Palmer

  • Amita P.
    02/26/2021 15:39

    Awesome, understand water world 👌

  • Lourdes P.
    02/26/2021 12:24

    Amazing

  • Jose G.
    02/26/2021 01:38

    Amazing animal

  • William A.
    02/25/2021 23:31

    wow

  • Mc M.
    02/25/2021 21:40

    Oh my!!! Beautiful

  • Alexia H.
    02/25/2021 19:09

    😯😯🐙✨

  • Samson D.
    02/25/2021 15:51

    alien

  • Nazneen K.
    02/25/2021 15:21

    SubhanAllah

  • Fatima F.
    02/25/2021 14:46

    Beautiful

  • Nancy R.
    02/25/2021 12:16

    Byutiful....

  • Jone M.
    02/25/2021 00:13

    Awesome !

  • Éva M.
    02/24/2021 19:16

    Amazing animal 🐙

  • Earn P.
    02/24/2021 15:19

    แท้กคนอื่น แต่กูเองเพิ่งตื่นจ้า