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Weird creature filmed by Thai fishermen

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Gwynbleidd
On 10/9/2019 at 10:58 PM, the13bats said:

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yeah, does seems to have a non living prop feel, the body looks like a leaf but in that close up its head looks like a seal or is that just pareidolia?

 

Yeah once I saw it's head, my first thought was, "Woah that's a cute little faced sea lion!" With some different looking colours on his back and it's two little flippers moving in the water for buoyancy.  Initially I thought it was a duck under the water, until it stuck it's head up, that ruled that idea out.  There are so many answers in this thread, it's amazing.  It could be anything :o   

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the13bats
2 hours ago, Gwynbleidd said:

Yeah once I saw it's head, my first thought was, "Woah that's a cute little faced sea lion!" With some different looking colours on his back and it's two little flippers moving in the water for buoyancy.  Initially I thought it was a duck under the water, until it stuck it's head up, that ruled that idea out.  There are so many answers in this thread, it's amazing.  It could be anything :o   

The pic carno posted shows me the cute head was pareidolia, this is a fun one.

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the13bats
6 hours ago, Carnoferox said:

Upon further comparison with specimens from Japan and South Africa, I'm 99.9% certain that the animal in the video is indeed a blanket octopus. I have yet to see any convincing arguments for alternate identifications.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivIPZfMjr9A

https://www.tonmo.com/threads/unknown-phylum-any-suggestions.7469/

 

Yep, stick a knife in it, the new pics prove it to me.

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Robotic Jew

I've never even heard of a blanket octopus before. Very neat looking creature. I've got some googling to do!

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SecretSanta
On 10/9/2019 at 7:58 AM, the13bats said:

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yeah, does seems to have a non living prop feel, the body looks like a leaf but in that close up its head looks like a seal or is that just pareidolia?

 

I see an otter face. 

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NCC1701

It looks a little bit like the banana blossom on this picture: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/banana-blossom-01.jpg

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the13bats
5 hours ago, SecretSanta said:

I see an otter face. 

At first I saw a face too

If you zoom in on the pic carno posted the one i asked him to way back, it's not a face.

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SecretSanta
13 minutes ago, the13bats said:

At first I saw a face too

If you zoom in on the pic carno posted the one i asked him to way back, it's not a face.

Oh, I know that now after reading all the replies.  But when I first saw it I thought it looked like an an otter. 

Never knew blanket octopuses existed. Very interesting.

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