Friday Cephalopod: It's like the prettiest gown in the whole ocean

It's not a blanket, it's a train.

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Beautiful animal!

I seem to be unable to find much information about the octopus, other than its general structure and habitat. I'm surprised that there isn't very much information, especially giving the species has a rare extremity of sexual dimorphism.

By Flynn, KA (u15… (not verified) on 04 Apr 2015 #permalink

It is truly a magnificent and astonishing animal. I'm stunned to see that there is still only a few percentage of our marine life discovered, think of all the amazing creatures we are missing out on. I agree with Flynn, it is surprising to see how little information is available about these unique species.

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I couldn't find much information too. However, I read that they use those magnificent capes to make themselves appear larger. I also found some amazing photos on Google Images. Nature never ceases to suprise me.

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*surprise

I agree Konrad. It truly is magnificent.

It really surprises me that so little research has been done about these majestic creatures. It seems the world cares more about advancing technology than the beauty of nature.
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I really think more information should be available, if you are going to destroy nature with your selfish need to live better, it is only fair to know about all the creatures in nature that you are hurting.

I can not agree with you more.

The fact that so little information about this species is available tells me that this is a newly found species with very little research done on them. In the video I noted that the octopus was never seen on the sea floor where you would normally expect to see an octopus. Which made me wonder if those capes doesn't also have something to with the fact that this species rather lives close to surface than at the sea bottom.

By M Hertzog (not verified) on 15 Apr 2015 #permalink

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By M Hertzog (not verified) on 15 Apr 2015 #permalink

I must say that these are amazing creatures but due to limited information about them i could not find out exactly in detail about how they interact with other organisms in the sea.Is more research still being done on them because I really would like to read further on them.

By Faith Makondo(… (not verified) on 16 Apr 2015 #permalink

with the little available information about this great species i think the one that interested me is that the life span of the male is limited by its mating with a female,the very one thing that is meant to increase the number of the population is the very same thing that is decreasing it and i think that it is meant to create a balance within the eco-system of the ocean. i think this factor could be the reason why there is little information about this species because there is no large population of this species to conduct researches and should these species be used to conduct researches it might lead to its extinction
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By fortunate (not verified) on 16 Apr 2015 #permalink