The Most Incredible Octopus You’ve Never Heard of: The Blanket Octopus

Published on May 6, 2020
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! All octopuses start out as teeny, tiny plankton, and most grow up to settle down on the seafloor. The blanket octopus, however, never settles down, and spends its life wandering the open ocean.

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