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Sleeping octopus’ amazing color-shifts, is revealed in the new movie

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A lot of living things to twitch or make noises while they are sleeping, but the octopus is actually flickering on while they are resting.

Yes, the octopus switch between the various colours and patterns — beautiful effect — while you are sleeping. According to Science Alert, the sleeping folk, this is not because the neurons are firing in the optical lobes, the cause of their pigment-containing cells to become active.

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An octopus is seen in the change of color, while they are sleeping.
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The Nature of the PBS documentary, called, “Octopus: Making Contact,” that is, will have its premiere on Wednesday and offers an eye-opening look at this beautiful phenomenon.

“If they can dream it, this is a dramatic moment,” said David Scheel, a marine biologist at the Alaska Pacific University, which explains on the video. “And then she goes all dark — folk will do when it leaves the ground. It is a means of camouflage.”

Scientists know that octopuses can not only change their colors, as well as how to customize the appearance of their skin to blend in with rocks or coral. They do this in order to avoid predators. In addition to that, folk can spray it, ink it and press it through small holes as it is supposed to do.

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“It’s a very rare behavior to see the color coming and going in her mantle, if that. I mean, just to be able to see all the different colours and patterns, just flash one after the other,” Cross says in the video. “You don’t usually see that, when the animal is sleeping. This is truly a fascinating one.”

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