June 4, 2011
Reasons why the blanket octopus is really weird:
The female is 40,000 times heavier than the male. The male is only 2.4 cms along and leads an almost planktonic lifestyle while the female is big, spectacular and over than 2 meters long. 
When it feels threatened, the female can also extend a cape-like membrane between its arms that makes her look bigger and badder than she really is. 
The blanket octopus is immune to the deadly Portuguese Man’O War “jellyfish;” as self defense, the clever octopus often tears off some Man’O War tentacles and uses them as a weapon.

Reasons why the blanket octopus is really weird:

The female is 40,000 times heavier than the male. The male is only 2.4 cms along and leads an almost planktonic lifestyle while the female is big, spectacular and over than 2 meters long.

When it feels threatened, the female can also extend a cape-like membrane between its arms that makes her look bigger and badder than she really is.

The blanket octopus is immune to the deadly Portuguese Man’O War “jellyfish;” as self defense, the clever octopus often tears off some Man’O War tentacles and uses them as a weapon.

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    Uses them as a weapon.
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    Amazing.
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    This badass octopus…
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    This octopus is fucking badass.
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    but.. these octopotes seem to be enemies of the jellyfish! MAYBE MAYBE THE OCTOPOTES ARE FIGHTING TO DEFEND HUMANS FROM...
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    oh my god Rose Rose we were wrong We We were watching out for the jellyfish but It was the octopus The octopus They’re...