My Favorite Videos From Cephalopod Week: the Octopus and the Vampire Squid

As with most things, I found out about Cephalopod Week when it was nearly over. Fortunately, I can claim I was celebrating at the time, because I did knit an octopus while it was happening.

In honor of the celebration I missed, here are the two videos I loved best from Science Friday’s collection. (They are all great.)

First, Where is the Octopus? demonstrates the incredible instant camouflage these creatures have evolved. They don’t just match color, but pattern and texture, too.

Second, The Vampire Squid From Hell is a gorgeous creature that has almost nothing to do with its horrific name, but who cares? Make sure you watch this critter turn inside out. Every move it makes is beautiful.

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