Blue Ring Octopus

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+19 1. nyli13 commented 10 years ago

Think i know how it got its name :x
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+3 2. LordIuly commented 10 years ago

UUU Shiny object ;)
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+1 3. rontsi commented 10 years ago

that is some blue ring octopus!
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+3 4. Tzig commented 10 years ago

Amazing creature!
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+7 5. Dae commented 10 years ago

Looks like Avatar is inspired by submarine life.
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+5 6. Teqskater commented 10 years ago

Strange animal. But it's ok i think :D.
Wheres that song from again. I've heard it somewhere. Is it vangelis or something? Then i must have it on an original disc from the 70's or 80's.
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+1 7. Baboon commented 10 years ago

I've never knew if Octopus is actually swimming forward or backward :S ... like are the tentacles on the front side or the back side? :s ..
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+3 8. sec commented 10 years ago

I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.
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+4 9. Kendiana commented 10 years ago

That is a gorgeous aquarium. :) :)
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+18 10. Fergus_Thedog commented 10 years ago

#8 go ahead, pat squishy and you shall live for another half hour, no more. These things kill touchy-feely people very fast by completely shutting down the central nervous system, and all you have to do is touch it. They are reasonably common in coastal Australian rock pools.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-ringed_octopus
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+1 11. ErGo_404 commented 10 years ago

I heard that Sony's going to use blue ring octopus skin to manufacture their Bravia screens.
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+3 12. zerorain commented 10 years ago

Its the top 10 most deadly animals in the world.

"there is no known antidote for its powerful venom. It causes motor paralysis, eventually leading to cardiac arrest"

but it looks very pretty
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+1 13. c0mmanderKeen commented 10 years ago

#10 "all you have to do is touch it"

No, it will have to bite you as its venom is in its saliva... but its still pretty dangerous ;)
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+1 14. Bream73 commented 10 years ago

#10 #13 no doubt they are deadly, but in all my fossicing of the south coast I have never encountered one. They are timid and mystical creatures. Just saying ...
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+6 15. loscohones commented 10 years ago

before you die.....you'll see the ring >:)
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+1 16. LQoQK commented 10 years ago

wonder what would happen if i plug an AV system to it.
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+1 17. TooForgetful commented 10 years ago

It could just be me, but it looks more like it's being pulled around by a string than actually moving, but I don't know, I've never seen an octopus swimming before.
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+1 18. bsn commented 10 years ago

so where was the action?
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+1 19. sec commented 10 years ago

#10 It's a quote from "Finding Nemo" :)