First we had Paul the Psychic Octopus now we have an Octopus that mimics the shape and behaviour of other sea creatures. The Indonesian Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia and is apparently the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple other species.
At the drop of a hat it can transform its self into: A flounder, a giant crab, a lionfish, a sea snake, a stingray, a jellyfish, a sea anemone, and a mantis shrimp. I wonder if it makes the transformer noise while it’s doing it, the video doesn’t make it clear.
Via The Presurfer.