Monday, 16 August 2010

out of ink!

Octopuses have several defense mechanisms such as fleeing off at a high speed and excellent camouflage. When it is cornered by a predator in spite of this, it expels an ink-like substance which blinds the predator temporarily, enabling the octopus to escape. (This ink is also used by the octopus to stun prey such as crabs and lobsters, making them easy to secure)

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