After featuring the psychedelic vision of the Mantis Shrimp, the hilarious True Facts About Animals series is back with some love for Cephalopods.
True Facts About The Octopus
It is widely known that the interesting-ness of an animal is proportionate to how difficult it is to figure out where its butthole is. The octopus therefore is very interesting.
True Facts About The CuttleFish
Cuttlefish are the kings of camouflage and their mating begins when the male delicately grabs the female by her face and inserts another specialized tentacle into an opening near her mouth, which hopefully is not her nose.
Cephalopods, the class of mollusks which scientists classify octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses, can change color faster than a chameleon. They can also change texture and body shape, and, and if those camouflage techniques don’t work, they can still “disappear” in a cloud of ink, which they use as a smoke-screen or decoy.
Cephalopods are also fascinating because they have three hearts that pump blue blood and are thought to be the most intelligent of invertebrates. – Dr. Wood, Cephalopod Researcher