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Common Octopus

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The common octopus can change its appearance to hide from predators—and prey.
Photograph by David Doubilet


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Photo of the Day: Long Legs

See a diver studying an octopus deep in New Zealand's Kaikoura Canyon.

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Photo of the Day: Playing Tag

Watch a researcher attempting to tag a giant Pacific octopus in Washington's Puget Sound.

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