Search

Search Type:

Today's News and Humor
Fun With The Winner Of The "Lexophile" Contest
Strange Little Known Facts That You're Going To Love
Engineers - Why People Think They Are Strange!
The True State Of Race Relations In The US 2017 - Baltimore Sun Editorial - Must Read!
Really Strange Facts And Figures!



Special Images and Pictures
* COOL - Airplanes - Unique - Strange - Neat Stuff
* MILITARY - 9-11-01 - Funny - Patriotic - Pixs
* CELEBRITIES - Movies - TV Shows - POP STARS
* SPORTS - Baseball - Football - Soccer - Gymnastics - Swimming - NASCAR - Crazy Fans!
* MILITARY EQPMT Air Force - Navy - Army - Marines


Strange Survey
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT "GLOBAL WARMING?"
 I BELIEVE IT'S HAPPENING - WE ACT NOW!
 I REALLY DON'T CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
 IT'S NOT REAL - JUST SCIENTISTS GETTING GRANT MONEY
 IT'S THIS CENTURIES BIGGEST HOAX
 WE CAN'T IMPACT THE ATMOSPHERE!
 WE MUST BE CAUTIOUS - IT COULD BE REAL.
 WHAT'S "GLOBAL WARMING?"
 
View Previous Surveys





STRANGE OCEAN CREATURES - WILD BLANKET OCTOPUS!

The Blanket Octopus: Using stolen venomous tentacles as weapons

The blanket octopus is truly a remarkable creature. It exhibits extreme sexual dimorphism – while the males are only a few centimeters long, the females grow up to a whopping 2 meters! They are rarely seen and studied, so there are still some mysteries regarding the evolution of this dimorphism, but it’s known that males have a specially modified third right arm which stores sperm. During mating, this third arm detaches from the body and fertilizes the female.

The blanket octopus got its name due to the fact that they use their body like a cape, to appear larger and scare off potential predators; they just unfurl their large net-like membranes, apparently becoming huge. If that doesn’t work, they can also use ink to intimidate predators.

But there’s something else which really makes them amazing. All the way back in 1963, a scientific paper showed that they are immune to the poisonous Portuguese man o’ war, and furthermore, they hunt it, and tear off its tentacles to use them as weapons, both offensively and defensively. Yep, these guys evolved to become immune to the venom of one of the ocean’s most venomous inhabitants, and they are ripping its tentacles to use as whips. Amazing creatures!
 

STRANGE OCEAN CREATURES - WILD BLANKET OCTOPUS!






The Strange Family




© 2017 StrangeCosmos.com
Read our Privacy Policy

StrangeCosmos.com StrangeVehicles.com StrangeZoo.com StrangePolitics.com StrangePersons.com
StrangeSports.com StrangeCelebrities.com StrangeMilitary.com StrangeDangers.com StrangePolice.com
StrangeBusiness.com StrangeFunKidz.com StrangeTravel.com StrangeAmericans.com StrangeFarmer.com
StrangeCollege.com StrangeOldePictures.com StrangeRacer.com StrangeBlondes.com StrangeGolf.com
StrangeVacations.com StrangeFunVideos.com StrangeMedical.com    

Disclaimer: We do our best to avoid copyrighted material. If anything on this site has been copyrighted by you, please contact us so we can remove it or give you credit!