Caption: Mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) silhouetted from below, drifting near the surface and descending. This octopus takes its name from its habit of mimicking poisonous animals to avoid predation. It is thought this is its mimicry of a jellyfish. Filmed at the Kungkungam Bay Resort, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Keywords: 30 seconds or greater, cephalopod, drift, drifting, indonesia, invertebrate, jellyfish, kungkungam bar resort, mimic, mimicking, mimicry, mimicus, mollusk, octopus, silhouette, silhouetted, sulawesi, swim, swimming, thaumoctopus

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Mimic octopus

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