Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born

Last night, a strange video appeared on Twitter: it looks like some sort of deep sea bloom — but then a tiny octopus squirts out and zooms away, changing colors from white to purple. What exactly are we seeing here? The video, posted by the Virginia Aquarium, shows a baby Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus) no bigger than a pinky nail hatching from a bundle of eggs. As for the color change, these octopuses are known to be masters of disguise. “It was going into an instant camouflage as soon as it came out of the egg,” says Julie Levans, senior curator at the aquarium. These octopuses use specialized muscles to open and close little sacs of pigment in their skin called chromatophores — and this little guy was probably responding to... Continue reading…

Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born

A remarkable video showing the birth of an octopus at the Virginia Aquarium has been viewed more than 1 million times on social media.

Fri 9 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Watch a baby octopus hatch out of its egg and turn purple

In a video posted by the Virginia Aquarium, a tiny octopus hatches out of its egg. The baby Caribbean reef octopus, which is no bigger than the size of a pinky nail, then turns purple as it ...

Fri 9 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

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