PBS Nature recently shared this incredible video of a sleeping octopus changing colors. The footage is taken from a documentary called Octopus: Making Contact. The tentacled creature is named Heidi and is the pet of Alaska Pacific professor, Dr. David Scheel.
It is no secret that these animals are amazing, but this sleeping octopus video really drives that home. The eight-legged cephalopod is shown altering its color while it rests. This has prompted scientists to theorize that the animal could possibly be dreaming.
This footage is incredible for two reasons. First, the idea that it could help scientists further hypotheses that octopuses experience REM sleep, similar to human beings. Second, the sheer beauty of effortless color transformations like this are rarely seen in nature.
Check out the short clip below.
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