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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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  • Donna L.
    06/13/2019 16:06

    Magnificently Beautiful

  • Roxana G.
    06/13/2019 16:07

    Amazing!!!

  • Flavien L.
    06/13/2019 16:10

    !!

  • Pamela A.
    06/13/2019 16:12

    Beautiful

  • Pat W.
    06/13/2019 16:13

    Beautiful

  • Gosia K.
    06/13/2019 16:15

    pa jakie ladne

  • Sarah G.
    06/13/2019 16:31

    🤩

  • Thierry V.
    06/13/2019 16:33

    Nog niet gezien...wel mooi precies...

  • Alexandra D.
    06/13/2019 16:35

    😍 çest pas un jellyfish, mais quand mm !

  • Vahe G.
    06/13/2019 16:37

    💖

  • Alejandra S.
    06/13/2019 16:48

    Erick Collazo

  • Mariana R.
    06/13/2019 16:51

    , It's a unicorn octopus!!!🤩🥰🌈🦄

  • Laura B.
    06/13/2019 16:52

    P R E T T Y

  • Nazmul H.
    06/13/2019 17:11

    Wow 😍 ❤️❤️❤️ lovely 😍❤️❤️❤️

  • Paul C.
    06/13/2019 17:13

    trop ouf :0 y en avait pas a l aquarium !!

  • Zé B.
    06/13/2019 17:14

    Olha esse bixo, bixo

  • Angelo P.
    06/13/2019 17:14

    looks like my tattoo.

  • Garret B.
    06/13/2019 17:16

    I saw this same outfit at this year’s Met Gala, Camp theme.

  • Søren H.
    06/13/2019 17:19

    ping: 😍

  • Connor M.
    06/13/2019 17:20

    bit of you this