More camouflage today–this time from the cephalopods. Red octopus ran rampant at Catalina Island last weekend, scavenging on the discarded squid egg cases littering the seafloor. As they passed over kelp, seagrass, sand, rubble, and the egg cases in various shades of white and brown, their skin color and texture shifted to blend the animal into its surroundings.Read More...
Tagged: muck diving
What stalks across the seafloor and ripples around the reef?
What looks like a plant, but then GRABS you when you swim past?
What has no brain, an anus next to its mouth, and a bunch of sticky arms that reach out and attach to you?
What’s beautiful and terrifying all at once? The crinoid.
What’s underwater and creepier than a crinoid? NOTHING.Read More...