Mimic Octopus

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The award for the most effective adaptation goes to the mimic octopus, a newly described species. The octopus can change its color, shape, and behavior to mimic flounder, lion fish, sea snakes, and more. 

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Pros
  • Fascinating footage of a newly discovered organism
  • Shows that new animals are still being discovered and explains why it has taken scientists so long to find the mimic octopus
Cons
  • No accompanying materials or lessons
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