Octopus - Octopus vulgaris
Polpo Comune Octopus vulgaris Common Octopus mimetismo mimicry
Octopus, common octopus (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797), could not miss in our bulletin board. It is actually one of the nicest and frequent meetings we can do in our seas. Octopus never misses a chance to prove his intelligence and versatility of character. The video documents t09:43:46he encounter with two octopuses: the first one had just gotten an easy meal probably breaking with the sharp mouth / beak the line of a “polpara” him sadly destined.
The meeting does not seem to upset him that much since it will drag on for a long time the meal conquered in an attempt to eat it escaping the annoying sub. The second one is safe octopus of his mimicry undisturbed observes the diver until after noticing being seen, will escape through a puff of ink.
The approach has occurred in apnea, then without breathing apparatus and without the emission of air bubbles which would surely scared the octopus, it could then lead to a very close distance about 30/40 cm without frightening, also the security his mimicry has meant that to get used to the presence of the diver then to be able to reconnect several times.