A Wary Octopus Blends Into the Ocean Floor Upon Sight of the Hercules Remotely Operated Vehicle

While exploring off the coast of Southern California, the ROV Hercules, launched from the E/V Nautilus startled an unsuspecting octopus who immediately set about trying to blend in with the ocean floor.

You think he knows he’s being watched? Looks like he’s a trying to look like a rock. Yeah he’s trying to hide, doing a good job of it.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.