Blanket Octopus

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  1. Matt

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    Cool:)
     
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    doesn't a octopus have 8 legs:whistling:
     
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    very cool, thanks for sharing
     
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    odd creature
     
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    WOW! Beautiful creature! WHATEVER it is! And am I imagining it - but did this creature "dump" a section of it's trailing bit near the end....
    Also - bloody YouTube - I cannot see the depth rating - can anyone of you make it out?
    It looks like it is PRETTY DEEP! Possibly around 70 to 90 metres?
     
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    starts on169 / 170 mtr...if you click on the vid it opens in new window

    very cool creature
     
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    very nice.it looks like a flag in the wind
     
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    hmm that dropping of the tail section could be a defence mechanism as the camera man got too close.....what do you guys think
     
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    thats very deep dive for a camera man, i think they would use an autonomous submersible
     
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    OK so the autonomous submersible got too close ? :p
    :biggrin:
     
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