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Photograph: Justine Allen, Marine Biological Laboratory
Photos: Shape-Shifting Cuttlefish Can Mimic Pictures

During recent research into how cuttlefish adopt camouflage positions, a common cuttlefish (left) raises two of its eight arms in apparent mimicry of artificial algae placed in its tank. The animal reacted similarly when shown a photo of green algae, said biologist Roger Hanlon.


What an awesome lil’ cephalopod.

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Photograph: Justine Allen, Marine Biological Laboratory

Photos: Shape-Shifting Cuttlefish Can Mimic Pictures

During recent research into how cuttlefish adopt camouflage positions, a common cuttlefish (left) raises two of its eight arms in apparent mimicry of artificial algae placed in its tank. The animal reacted similarly when shown a photo of green algae, said biologist Roger Hanlon.

What an awesome lil’ cephalopod.

(via allcreatures)

what’s the fun in that?
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Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, The Malacological Society of London
Argonaut
Our No. 1 weirdest animal penis goes to the argonaut octopus, a type of nautilus. This tentacle animal swims around in the ocean, but while it’s busy looking for food and checking out the sights, the argonaut’s penis simply detaches itself and swims away to look for ladyparts. When scientists first encountered the disembodied penis, they thought it was a parasitic worm. It was only years later that they discovered the swimming organ was actually a zombielike sperm bomb.
The Weirdest Animal Penises

what’s the fun in that?

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Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, The Malacological Society of London

Argonaut

Our No. 1 weirdest animal penis goes to the argonaut octopus, a type of nautilus. This tentacle animal swims around in the ocean, but while it’s busy looking for food and checking out the sights, the argonaut’s penis simply detaches itself and swims away to look for ladyparts. When scientists first encountered the disembodied penis, they thought it was a parasitic worm. It was only years later that they discovered the swimming organ was actually a zombielike sperm bomb.

The Weirdest Animal Penises

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