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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
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502 comments

  • 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 😱😍🖤

  • Holly B.
    11/18/2019 13:59

    That was so cool

  • Angel W.
    11/18/2019 05:13

    so why are there rainbow creatures where there is no light

  • Barbara A.
    11/17/2019 12:21

    Beautiful

  • Rajia B.
    11/15/2019 18:22

    This miraculous planet

  • Sancyre P.
    11/14/2019 20:55

    😀 WOW

  • Dylan D.
    11/14/2019 18:03

    Wow

  • Lauren D.
    11/13/2019 21:05

    look at this buddy.