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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

553 comments

  • Joan E.
    06/30/2020 20:00

    Beautiful!

  • Prabha P.
    06/20/2020 13:10

    Amazing

  • Monaveen M.
    06/13/2020 17:56

    A wondrous being of the deep, mind-blowing in its fluidity 💋

  • Apo Z.
    06/13/2020 16:06

    Wow 😮 Koolness 😎 ..look at the iridescent color!

  • Soufiane M.
    06/02/2020 12:53

    Ocean is still by far the best display of god's ability to create life.

  • Joanna E.
    05/07/2020 09:51

    The BLANKET octopus

  • Seth J.
    04/15/2020 03:59

    Iranian govt: Not for long

  • Mandy C.
    12/18/2019 10:36

    Nature is so amazing.

  • Jayne W.
    12/14/2019 09:53

    Ooh it is pretty mind 💕

  • Mark W.
    11/29/2019 19:35

    Incredible, beautiful.

  • Mirri S.
    11/29/2019 12:40

    Poseidon supports lgbt+ pass it on

  • Selma L.
    11/26/2019 18:23

    Amazing

  • Chelsie W.
    11/25/2019 20:39

    ooouuuu

  • MaryElizabeth S.
    11/25/2019 19:02

    Amazing

  • Gali W.
    11/25/2019 18:50

    מה זה???

  • Emma S.
    11/25/2019 02:45

    Monday magic xx

  • Robin S.
    11/21/2019 02:49

    Juan Beautiful.

  • Charlotte G.
    11/19/2019 12:35

    beauté

  • Allya B.
    11/19/2019 11:41

    Makes a good delicacy for dinner

  • Jasna J.
    11/18/2019 20:48

    trippy 😱😍🖤

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