top view of an octopus that that is changing from one color pattern to another
STATION I: Good for you!  You swam slowly, and didn't scare away the Reef Octopus (Octopus briareus.)  It's trying to make itself look as large as possible, hoping to scare US so we'll swim away and not bother it. 

Perhaps it's trying to make its color pattern look scarey, too.  The octopus family can change its pattern to match either its mood or its surroundings. 

Caroline Rogers

There's a whole school of something swimming up behind you...and they're not fish! Turn around and swim to Station J.

Last updated: May 31, 2016

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