An octopus that can do impersonations

 

A human mimicking another human is impressive, especially when it’s done well.  But the octopus Thaumoctopus mimicus mimics members of other taxa, such as sea snakes and fish, as a defense mechanism.  Maybe it should get a spot on Inside the Actor’s Studio too.

[The above video is from the California Academy of Sciences, cc]

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