Now here’s something you don’t see caught on video too often. An octopus who can change its color is a common occurrence and they are skilled in the art of color change, but what makes this clip so interesting is the way the octopus instantly changes its color to match the sandy sea floor after being threatened by the scuba diver. It’s almost like we’re watching a chameleon but instead in the sea world.
We see it using its skill to camouflage which ultimately can be used to startle and warn potential predators in their undersea realm. In this case, its a scuba diver but if it were a shark or another large sea predator, this skill of color change would be vital for the octopus to escape and survive. It is often talked about that humans have a greater understanding of the galaxy rather than our seas.
Did you know octopuses had this ability? Have you ever seen an octopus change its shade like that? It is in fact an interesting site.