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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Two isolated juvenile O. briareus suffering from severe bacterial skin infections of the dorsal mantle and head. The clear white area on the mantle of the upper octopus is due to the total destruction of the chromatophore layer of the skin. This part of the mantle should look just like the arms of this animal. These animals are in a special isolation chamber that allowed them to be dipped in baths of antibiotics to fight the infections.

Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea

Creator: 
John Forsythe
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith