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Natalie Lowrey
Natalie Lowrey • 2 years ago

This photograph shows a deep-sea octopus in the genus Stauroteuthis that has turned itself inside out, perhaps as a defensive maneuver. What you are seeing is the underside of six of the octopus' eight tentacles, as well as the underside of the fleshy web that stretches between the tentacles. #ocean #sea #deepsea #marinelife #nature #science #octopus

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