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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

An O. cyanea making a parachute attack on a small coral rock where the arms are cast out over the rock and the web dramatically expanded between the arms. This leaves almost no route of escape for animals within the arms and web. The large ocellus or eye spot of this species is visible just below the octopus' real eyes.

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

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