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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

An O. cyanea pouncing on a rock in the midst of a vast rubble strewn shallows. When using the pounce maneuver, the octopus literally envelopes small rocks with its arms and web preventing any small fish, shrimps, crabs or mollusks from escaping as its armtips investigate all the spaces beneath the rock.

Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: S. pacific, french polynesia

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