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Post by Cloud on Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:26 am

Intriguing footage of a sleeping octopus has suggested that cephalopods may have some concept of dreaming.
Recorded at Butterfly Pavilion - a nonprofit invertebrate zoo in Westminster, Colorado - the video (which can be viewed below) shows a snoozing octopus changing its coloration from light to dark.

What's interesting about this is that it opens up the possibility that cephalopods, like many animal species, may experience dreams during certain stages of sleep.

The changes in color and texture may be a response to something the animal is dreaming about.

Typically an octopus will shift its appearance to help it camouflage against its surroundings, usually either to protect itself against a threat or to stay hidden from prey.

But do cephalopods actually dream when they sleep ? The answer is that we simply don't know.

"It's been hypothesized that octopus species can exhibit something very similar to REM cycles in humans," said aquarist Sara Stevens.

"But the jury's still out on whether they're achieving REM sleep."




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Post by Mermaid on Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:07 am

That is fascinating!  Very cool and amazing how much it changes color.


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Post by Peace2all on Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:52 am

Awww makes me want to wake him up and say .. it’s OK honey it was just a bad dream.. it’s all good now ..no squid 🦑 or crab 🦀 will bother ya anymore!I love you

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Post by Cloud on Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:08 pm

Peace2all wrote:Awww makes me want to wake him up and say .. it’s OK honey  it was just a bad dream.. it’s all good now ..no squid 🦑 or crab 🦀 will bother ya anymore!I love you

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Hehe, sounds like something from Finding Nemo.



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Post by Peace2all on Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:20 am

Lol😂😂

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