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Get a Load of What Octopus Ink Is Made Of!

Octopuses are well-known for their ink. There are many ways that cephalopods use ink, primarily as a defense. When these creatures release the ink, their predators attack the ink cloud instead of the cephalopod itself, allowing for an easy getaway. In this video, you can learn more about this famous defense mechanism of the deep. The “ink” is actually a combination of melanin and mucus. This combination is stored in a series of sacs, and released from the same siphons through which octopuses expel waste. .

These smart creatures have other defense mechanisms, which you can learn more about here

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