Blanket Octopus Has Stunning, Shimmering Web

We hadn’t even heard of a blank octopus before seeing this footage, so we were especially floored by the shimmering beauty of this exotic creature.


Discovered by divers around Romblon Island, Philippines, two female blanket Octopus showed off their unique and spectacular color. The display is actually used for defense:

…when threatened, the female unfurls her large net-like membranes that spread out and billow in the water, greatly increasing her apparent size.


Once again, nature surprises and impresses us with its extraordinary beauty. Check out the video below. Appropriately, via LaughingSquid: