An Octopus Minding Its Own Business Didn’t See The Attack Coming

This veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) is being filmed by Steve Winkworth swimming along, minding its own business, when out of now where an oversized flat fish bursts from the sea bed and…well it doesn’t end well for the octopus…

The identity of the flat fish has been hotly debated, but it is thought to be a coffin ray (Hypnos monopterygius), identified by Dr Neil C. Aschliman, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at St. Ambrose University.

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