At first, this cluster of long eggs looks like some kind of flower. But inside, there’s a baby octopus, ready to hatch before the rest of his siblings!
In the video below, we see the group of eggs floating in the water and few seconds later, something inside one of them starts shifting around.
Then, something incredible happens.
The colorless baby octopus transforms into a brown, speckled sea creature in the blink of an eye!
According to The Washington Post, “In response to questions, staff tweeted that it is not unusual for baby octopuses to change color immediately after birth because the stress of hatching causes the octopuses’ chromatophores, or cells that contain pigment, to fire. But they don’t stay brown.”
Basically, the brown dots covering this octopus’ body are caused by a very emotional hatching and serve as a physical reaction to all the stress.
Have you ever seen anything this wild?
Check out this strange yet satisfying footage of a baby octopus hatching from an egg in the video below, and please SHARE if you think this looks so cool!
Photos: KNXV Phoenix
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