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Blanket Octopus Has Stunning, Shimmering Web

We hadn’t even heard of a blank octopus before seeing this footage, so we were especially floored by the shimmering beauty of this exotic creature.

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Discovered by divers around Romblon Island, Philippines, two female Blanket Octopus showed off their unique and spectacular color. The display is actually used for defense:

…when threatened, the female unfurls her large net-like membranes that spread out and billow in the water, greatly increasing her apparent size.

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Once again, nature surprises and impresses us with its extraordinary beauty. Check out the video below. Appropriately, via LaughingSquid:

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