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The cunning and skill of an octopus is unmatched in the marine world, but these blanket octopus facts will raise your level of respect for cephalopods!

5 Blanket Octopus Facts

astronomy-to-zoology: “ Genus Tremoctopus (Blanket Octopuses) (not octopi, octopuses is correct when referring to different species) Blanket octopuses are a genus of pelagic (open water) octopuses.

Cookie monster is that you?   This familiar face is actually that of a sea sponge. The resemblance is uncanny!

Cookie likey - blue sea sponge is a dead ringer for the cookie mon

Stove Pipe Sponge, Aplysina archeri aka "Cookie Monster of the Sea" Curacao, Caribbean

Living Fossil The earliest horseshoe crabs were found 450 million years ago as fossils in strata. Many think of them as crabs and crustaceans when in fact they are more related to spiders and scorpions. Under their enormous shell, their bodies also look more like those of spiders.

Living fossils/ dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs were found 450 million years ago as fossils.

Parasitic crustacean that eats fish tongues and puts itself into oral cavity as a replacement tongue

Parasitic crustacean that eats fish tongues and puts itself into oral cavity as a replacement tongue

Ceratothoa imbricata - The sea-dwelling parasite attacks fish, burrows into it, and then devours its tongue. After eating the tongue, the parasite proceeds to live inside the fish's mouth.

Blanket Octopus | Blanket Octopus Mating

immunity to the poison of the man o’ war jellyfish. It has since used that immunity to dismember the most poisonous animal on the planet so that it can whip it’s ripped off tentacles at any predators or prey it might want to kill.

Do not even theenk about putting a bow on my head.

This is the recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.

Animal Tracks: Mother's Day 2011 | Orcas, Calves and Beautiful Sea ...

Humpback whales - mother and calf.Whales are loving mothers and the bond can last a lifetime.

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