Contact: Diana Kenney
Marine Biological Laboratory
Caption: Pictured are Octopus burryi clinging to a calcareous alga that is swinging in the surge. The mottle coloration of the octopus produces effective background matching to the algae. Photo taken at Saba, Netherlands Antilles.
Credit: Roger T. Hanlon
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