Friday, March 25, 2005
I'm throwing over squid for octopodes:
Octopuses, known for using camouflage to avoid predators, have been observed apparently trying to sneak away by walking on two arms while pretending to be a bunch of algae.I'm hugely amused when scientists anthropomorphize animals. I'm enthralled by their imaginations (the scientists, not the animals) and figure the arresting descriptions are caused by spending so many hours with creatures (and wanting to get some press for their pains). But in this case, little imagination is involved. If you can spare the bandwidth, watch the video. It really does look like a clump of coral tiptoeing away.
This is very informative. I hope to see more in the near future