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Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Octopus vulgaris in a deimatic body pattern in response to extreme threat from a diver. This type of sudden and startling display is used in situations where escape is not possible.

Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, cayman islands

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