Last Friday's, August 5th, edition of "Science Friday" highlighted cephalopods - squids, cuttlefish and octopus.
Divers know that octopus can sometimes be elusive critters especially when a new diver wants to see one but this must see video might surprise you on just how well they can blend in with their surroundings. Not only do cephalopods have the ability to change colors and patterns but they can change texture as well making them truly masters of camouflage.
Dr. Roger Hanlon, marine biologist with Woods Hole , has captured some amazing videos over the years documenting this behavior.
So, that next dive when you get the feeling your being watched - it's probably just a cephalopod keeping an eye on you.
The video is from Science Friday's website with music credit to DjCode, video courtesy of Roger Hanlon and produced by Flora Lichtman