The Blue Ringed Octopus

Real Monstrosities recently had a post that reminded me of a small collection of Blue Ringed Octopus photos I’ve had floating around in my “Sea Creature” folder for years now.

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These tiny cephalopods are actually among the most venomous, possessing enough poison to kill up to a couple dozen humans.
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Blue-Ringed Octopus, Mabul Island, Malaysia

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Since Real Monstrosities did such stellar job of giving the scoop on these beauties, rather than repeat the info I’ll guide you to that post.

PS. Don’t the rings remind you of an even more hypnotic version of Hypnotoad?
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4 Responses to “The Blue Ringed Octopus”

  1. Reblogged this on Human Relationships and commented:
    The Blue Ringed Octopus

  2. I agree, definitely more hypnotic.

  3. Woo! I gotta love the incredible, glowing blueness of those blues!

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