Monday, April 19, 2010

Deep Sea Oddities

From the Census of Marine Life.

Baby Octopus?

Most cephalopods (like octopus and squid) go through a paralarval stage that can look very different from the adult, although both share arms with suckers and large eyes for visual hunting. Paralarvae are generally semi-transparent, but have some photophores that allow them to change appearance very rapidly.

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