Monday, March 12, 2012

Cool Biodiversity: The Mimic Octopus

We still know so little about the 1.8 million catalogued species that we share the planet with and our knowledge is especially incomplete when it comes to the oceans. The best way to halt the biodiversity crisis is to get to know these creatures better. The good people over at the 5 Gyres, whose mission is to end plastic pollution, no less, are starting a series about Cool Water Animals on their blog, kicking it off with the, ahem, inimitable, mimic octopus. Check out the video to see why they call this fantastic creature a magician. And, while you're at it, check in with the 5 Gyres:


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