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Many marine organisms use the nooks and crannies of rock formations for protection from predators like the octopus. The elusive octopus relies on the nooks and crannies of the rocky reef to sneak up on potential prey items for a surprise attack! A master of camoflauge, the octopus can quickly change color to blend into the background of different rocks, making it hard to escape from this stealth-like molluscan predator!
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