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What a beautiful capture by @oceandiveloper of this wunderpus 🐙 . Named after the German word "wünder" meaning "marvel" or "wonder," the wunderpus has long, thin arms and spectacular patterns. It's a striking copper-brown color with dramatic white stripes and spots all over its smooth body. Its pattern is fixed but can change in hue and contrast . This quick-change artist alters its color, shape and movements to mimic other sea animals as a warning display for potential predators. In a flash, the wunderpus can impersonate a venomous species, transforming its patterns into those of a lethal lionfish with poisonous spines or a sea snake.
Have you seen the movie Avatar? Many details of the alien world of Pandora come from the sea. From christmastree worms to little anemones like the yellow ones here. It is no surprise the director James Cameron is an ocean explorer as well. I can't wait for the release of Avatar 2, to identify more marine life species! How about you? . . . Diving with @scubamurcia #divenerd#anemone#avatar