October132012
ichthyologist:

Blue-Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)
Blue-ringed octopuses are recognized as one of the world’s most venomous marine creatures. When provoked, its blue rings appear, warning the predator of its toxicity.
Its toxins cause total paralysis of the body, however, consciousness is maintained. The bite is small, often painless, but can cause death in several minutes.
Angell Williams on Flickr

ichthyologist:

Blue-Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)

Blue-ringed octopuses are recognized as one of the world’s most venomous marine creatures. When provoked, its blue rings appear, warning the predator of its toxicity.

Its toxins cause total paralysis of the body, however, consciousness is maintained. The bite is small, often painless, but can cause death in several minutes.

Angell Williams on Flickr

(via rhamphotheca)

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