Imagine that someone is pursuing you down a dark alley. Do you run? Duck behind a trash bin? The mimic octopus doesn't sweat this kind of scenario: It just shape-shifts to disguise itself. You'll be surprised by the tricks it's got up its tentacles.
WHAT'S INSIDE: MARINE LIFE
- Corals & Jellies
- Starfish & Related Organisms
- Other Marine Life
For an underwater tourist, whether in a wetsuit or in front of a TV, a major attraction is a coral reef, an amazing ecosystem inhabited by myriad colorful marine creatures. Unfortunately, coral reefs are in danger of disappearing unless immediate steps are taken to preserve this natural wonder. Take this quiz to learn more about what needs to be done.
Although no one can yet tell how old lobsters get, they show no apparent signs of aging. Learn why lobsters live so long and get so big, and what this means for other animals, including humans.