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This Octopus is Color-blind...


By the way, can you find the camouflaged animal? It blends in so perfectly that -- watch the video -- when it suddenly appeared, the Woods Hole marine biologist who was filming screamed in shock. The octopus may at will blend into a variety of color schemes the differences among which it cannot, for its own part, actually perceive.

Amazing what a process of blind evolutionary groping can do, isn't it? We feel tempted to call it ingenious. But that would be wrong.


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