Caption: Reef octopus (Octopus briareus) squirting ink and fleeing. The octopus squirts ink to confuse and impede predators. Filmed around Martinique, in the Caribbean Sea.

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Reef octopus squirting ink

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Duration: 00:00:05.08

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