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The octopus that gets a bad rap

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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
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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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