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Deimatic Behavior – An Octopus’s Great Defense

Good behavior, bad behavior…deimatic behavior!! Dei-ma-what? Deimatic behavior is when an animal attempts to startle a predator to avoid getting eaten. It is commonly used by animals that lack a strong defense—like a squishy octopus! Take a deep dive and discover how different cephalopods demonstrate deimatic behavior. Did you know the word deimatic originates from…

5 Blue-Ringed Octopus Facts That’ll Leave You Shook!
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5 Blue-Ringed Octopus Facts That’ll Leave You Shook!

Move over great white sharks, the deadliest creature in the ocean is gelatinous, has a beak, and is the size of a golf ball. I present to you the unassuming, but beautifully colored, Blue-Ringed Octopus whose saliva contains a toxin that’s 1,000 times more powerful than cyanide. Let’s take a dive and learn more fun…