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Trending: Octopus proves it is the master of camouflage

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When hiding to avoid a predator or to stalk its prey, it can blend seamlessly among nearby rocks or coral.

Cephalopods like the octopus possess the amazing ability to change the color, pattern and even the shape of their skin.

The phenomenon is spectacularly captured in a new viral video. A diver swimming among a reef stumbles upon an octopus. The creature is not detected until the diver is nearly on top of it.

Mobile users can watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1z7Jg7D

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