Amazing Footage Shows a Sleeping Octopus Changing Color While It’s Dreaming

An octopus has been filmed changing colour while sleeping, scientists think that this could be due to it dreaming.

So it appears that our eight-legged mysterious friends can dream, who knew?

The stunning footage was captured by PBS in an upcoming documentary called Octopus: Making Contact, which shows the mysterious creature asleep and changing color.

The colors range from gray to yellow and then almost invisible as it camouflages itself against the ocean.

While speculating, scientist Dr David Scheel speculates what the octopus might be dreaming about:

“She sees a crab and her colour starts to change a little bit. Then she turns all dark. Octopuses will do that when they leave the bottom.

This is a camouflage like she’s just subdued a crab and now she’s going to sit there and eat it and she doesn’t want anyone to notice her. …

This really is fascinating. But yeah, if she’s dreaming that’s the dream.”

You really do learn something new everyday.

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Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!