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Video of the bizarre Indonesian Mimic Octopus
Palau Travel and Dive Photoog ^ | Jim Caldwell

Posted on 08/19/2012 1:15:49 PM PDT by jwsea55

Discovered in 1998 off the coast of Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species.

The octopus grows to about 2 feet in length and primarily lives in the seas of Southeast Asia. It impersonates at least 15 different species (including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp) as means of evading or becoming a seeming predator of its own predators. As an example, in order to evade a damselfish, it mimics a banded sea snake, the damsel’s known predator.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: indonesia; mimicoctopus; redondo
This octopus is bizarre.
1 posted on 08/19/2012 1:16:01 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Yeah. We have one for POTUS. We should call him the MIMIC OCTOPUTUS.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 1:19:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: jwsea55

Yeah. We have one for POTUS. We should call him the MIMIC OCTOPOTUS. whups. there. fixed it..


3 posted on 08/19/2012 1:21:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

thanks for some humor!


4 posted on 08/19/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

That thing is spectacular!


5 posted on 08/19/2012 1:22:37 PM PDT by jb729
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To: jb729

That thing is amazing.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

It’s a CHANGLING! KILL IT WITH FIRE!


7 posted on 08/19/2012 1:30:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: jb729
Check out swimming in a lake with millions of stingless jellyfish at the same site.
8 posted on 08/19/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55
What can you make of this Johnny?

9 posted on 08/19/2012 1:32:00 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: Lazamataz

You referring to the OCTOPOTUS?


10 posted on 08/19/2012 1:32:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Clint N. Suhks
What a great movie...quote from it way too often.

What a bad month to give up smoking, drinking...

11 posted on 08/19/2012 1:33:29 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

The Darwinian explanation for this requires an enormous amount of faith in impossible numbers.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
The Darwinian explanation for this requires an enormous amount of faith in impossible numbers.

Like going to Mt Rushmore, looking up and not believing in a creator.

13 posted on 08/19/2012 1:46:00 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Our native mocking bird mimics the songs of other birds very well.


14 posted on 08/19/2012 2:13:23 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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Our native mocking bird mimics the songs of other birds very well.

Post a link if you can find one!...unless you are talking about politicians...we get enough of them through the media.

15 posted on 08/19/2012 2:20:56 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Palau is a diving destination. That’s so much nicer than the tours offered in the fall of 1944. Most will forget but the Marine Corps will remember forever. Many Japanese families will remember, because of the 10,000 sons who never returned. The last survivors walked out of the caves in 1947.


16 posted on 08/19/2012 2:26:37 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: jwsea55

Astounding and also, indicative of high intelligence.


17 posted on 08/19/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: concentric circles
Palau is a diving destination. That’s so much nicer than the tours offered in the fall of 1944. Most will forget but the Marine Corps will remember forever. Many Japanese families will remember, because of the 10,000 sons who never returned. The last survivors walked out of the caves in 1947.

That was the interesting thing about perusing this site. It did a great job talking about the dive part of Palau but also gave a generous amount of time to its history. Did you check out the history page? They did a good job talking about how bad the Peleliu battle was. I get a sick feeling everytime I read or hear the press bashing what the United States has done for (to) the world.

18 posted on 08/19/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55
"Post a link if you can find one" How about this one. A lot more at You Tube.
19 posted on 08/19/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: fella

thanks...it’s chirping away in the background as i type...


20 posted on 08/19/2012 3:23:21 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: fella

I played it a few times. It seems to have generated a quite response from a couple of our feathered friends outside. Thanks.


21 posted on 08/19/2012 4:01:42 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Interesting. Good eatin’?


22 posted on 08/19/2012 4:30:29 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: bigheadfred

He’s a Christian! No, wait!

He is muslim! No!

Now he is an American!

No!! Indonesian!

Now he is Kenyan!! Wait!!

Now he is gay!

No! Bisexual!

Now he is straight!!!


23 posted on 08/19/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Moltke
Interesting. Good eatin’?

Probably depends on which one you catch?

24 posted on 08/19/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Ha! Good answer. I was thinking about that when perusing the list of critters it mimicks (I’ll have the giant crabs, please).


25 posted on 08/19/2012 4:43:13 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: raven92876

Ping


26 posted on 08/19/2012 4:55:49 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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27 posted on 08/19/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice.... :)


28 posted on 08/19/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice.... :)


29 posted on 08/19/2012 6:14:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Now if his wife could change her shape...


30 posted on 08/19/2012 6:17:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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