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The blue-ringed octopus is often sensationalized because its venomous sting can be fatal to humans. But there's nothing to fear from these non-aggressive and often-shy cephalopods if you keep your hands to yourself and don't molest them. Watch this cute little blue-ring on the reef in this short video from a Wakatobi dive site.

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Blue-ring octopus on a night dive at Wakatobi
Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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