Octopus species are well known for their use of various camouflaging techniques to avoid predators in the depths of the ocean. Previous studies of octopus camouflage techniques have revealed that some species of octopus bury themselves into the sand on the ocean floor to be invisible to predators. Breathing, however, is a problem for these species. They need to either remain very close to the surface of the sand (close to the predators!) or stick part of their bodies out into the dangerous waters to breath. One particular octopus species, the Southern Sand octopus or octopus kaurna seems to have found a solution to this problem.
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