Meet the Mimic Octopus

xkcd (#928) by Randall Munroe (CC BY-NC 2.5)

The mimic octopus needs no introduction, but watch these videos to have your mind blown.

This is insanely beautiful and reminds us that humans are boring.

Also, you know you’re the business when you start mimicking a fish and some other fish mimics you and acts like your sidekick.

“Meet the…” is a collaboration between The Finch & Pea and Nature Afield to bring Nature’s amazing creatures into your home.

Author: Heidi Kay Smith

Biology PhD student on the cusp of finishing and moving on to a postdoc in the behavioral ecology of amphibians. I blog to share my thoughts, ideas, and general feelings of awe of the natural world.

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