I think we can all agree the octopus is the coolest animal in the ocean, if not the planet. Before you start to say things like; well whale shark is better because they are really big and have spots, or dolphins are super smart and can do flips, hear me out. First of all, octopus can change colors AND texture which is absolutely amazing and the only other animal that can do that (besides cuttlefish, which is the second most awesome animal ever) is a lizard. One minute your looking at a nice red reef octopus and BAM, its a piece of seaweed with eight legs. Second, they can basically change their body into whatever they shape they want. If they want to squeeze into a tiny hole, they can. If they want to seal all exits to a rock with food hiding beneath it they just turn their webbed tentacles into an
impenetrable blanket and drape themselves over the rock. As if I needed to list any more mind blowing examples of the octopus’s blatant impressiveness, a coconut octopus will build a home out of debris, usually coconut shells or clam shells, and carry the pieces around with it so it always has a home! Lets see flipper do that!
Dolphins and whale sharks are truly awesome, it’s just that octopus are on a whole different out of this world type of awesome and we have tons of them in Komodo!
Mermaid II Bali – Komodo – Bali Cruise
July 16 – 23, 2016
By Alex Lindbloom