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This Baby Octopus Just Hatched And Is Already A Master Of Disguise10s

This Baby Octopus Just Hatched And Is Already A Master Of Disguise

You have probably seen the birth of various aquatic animals. They are either live births, where the baby animal comes out of the mother and starts swimming right away or they develop in an egg sack and comes out a while later. But we have not seen the birth of a baby octopus, until now. In a curious video posted by the Virginia Aquarium on their Twitter feed, a baby Caribbean octopus, no bigger than the nail on your pinky finger, hatches from a bundle of eggs that look like a fragile bouquet. You will notice that right away it changed color, going from a milky white to a bright purple. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the Caribbean reef octopus is known to be a master of disguise. They use special muscles to open and close little sacs of pigment in their skin called chromatophores and this little guy was probably responding to the black tabletop beneath its tank. The mom of this baby octopus came to the aquarium six months prior to the babies hatching and when she said the eggs, they had already been fertilized. It turned out that this incredible species, no bigger than a softball, can store their partner’s sperm for up to 100 days. The survival rate of baby octopi is pretty low, sometimes only one or two will survive out of an entire clutch. But the team at the Virginia Aquarium plans on raising whatever babies do survive and exhibit them at the aquarium.

Historic Footage Shows Falcon Heavy's Side Boosters Landing Simultaneously36s

Historic Footage Shows Falcon Heavy's Side Boosters Landing Simultaneously

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit. SpaceX's achievements include the first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit, Falcon 1 in 2008, the first privately funded company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, Dragon in 2010, the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, Dragon in 2012, the first propulsive landing for an orbital rocket, Falcon 9 in 2015, and the first reuse of an orbital rocket, Falcon 9 in 2017. As of March 2017, SpaceX has flown ten missions to the International Space Station under a cargo resupply contract. NASA also awarded SpaceX a further development contract in 2011 to develop and demonstrate a human-rated Dragon, which would be used to transport astronauts to the ISS and return them safely to Earth. Footage from SpaceX's first test launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket lift off on Feb. 6, 2018. Shortly afterward, two of its first-stage side boosters separated and landed back at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Gloria. Check out the incredible sight! Credit to 'SpaceX'.

Adorable Nigerian Dwarf Goat Prances Around Enclosure49s

Adorable Nigerian Dwarf Goat Prances Around Enclosure

Dwarfism is not only seen in humans, but it can also be observed in other species. But unlike our kind, there are specific goat breeds that have naturally occurring dwarfism, such as the Nigerian dwarf goat, which is a miniature goat breed of West African ancestry. The original animals were transported from Africa on ships as food for captured carnivores (yikes!) being brought to zoos; the survivors were then maintained in herds at those zoos. Despite their not so happy history, these cutie pies are now popular as pets and as family milkers because they are very easy to maintain, and also they are very petite. Because of their high butterfat, they are also used to make cheese. This particular newborn Nigerian goat is a resident in the Oregon zoo, and he loves to spend his time jumping on stuff and overall being cute. This goat still doesn't have a handle on the basic motor skills, but despite being a newborn, this adorable goat will soon learn how to properly jump and prance around without falling. Nigerian goats are known for being very gentle and intelligent, and if their owners start bottle-feeding them from young age, they become even more connected. They are very popular pets, and understandably, have taken the Internet by storm. And judging from the cuteness of this little guy, they will soon take over the web and cats will finally have a worthy Internet opponent.

Penguin Casually Jumps Into Research Boat In Antarctica18s

Penguin Casually Jumps Into Research Boat In Antarctica

“Good afternoon, gentlemen. My name is Mr. Penguin and I would like to become part of your Australian Antarctic Division team.” We assume that is how this adorable encounter went, because we can’t think of a solid reason why a penguin would jump on a dinghy filled with scientists, who happen to be human! The footage shows the dinghy sitting still amind the ice in Antarctica, when all of a sudden a penguin literally flies out of the water and lands between the equipment, much to the entertainment of the dinghy’s occupants. The footage was captured by communications specialist Matthew McKay, who was travelling through sea ice at the time. The team was collecting water samples for a research project in Newcombe Bay, when they got the friendly visit. According to the team, this particular curious fellow is an Adélie penguin. The black and white flightless bird waddled along the edge of the boat, took a good survey of the bags of equipment stacked on top of each other at the bow, then turns around and goes right back in the freezing water! According to a spokesperson for the Australian Antarctic Division, a total of eight of these curious birds greeted the boat and its researchers. This team from the Australian Antarctic Division is working out of Casey research station in a territory of Antarctica claimed by Australia. It is the third Australian station to occupy a site on Vincennes Bay, and is located in the Windmill Islands, just outside the Antarctic Circle. Credit to 'Matthew McKay / Antarctic Division - Australia'.

Tow truck driver narrowly avoids being hit by out-of-control vehicle28s

Tow truck driver narrowly avoids being hit by out-of-control vehicle

A driver traveling on a Michigan freeway quickly found out how important it is to watch your speed during the icy winter months. Watch as the out-of-control vehicle crashed straight towards a tow truck operator as he worked on a lifting another car onto his bed. Luckily, no major injuries were reported following the incident. Credit to 'Michigan State Police'.

POV Footage Shows Firefighter Catching Child From Burning Building1m13s

POV Footage Shows Firefighter Catching Child From Burning Building

There can be no shred of doubt that you have to be incredibly courageous to be able to work as a firefighter. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it; these men and women know what is at stake every time they go to a burning building and they still decide to put their lives at risk to save others. But if there are still people out there that still believe firefighting is one of the safest professions today, just show them this video. After watching it, no one will able to convince you out of the fact that firefighters are, in fact, heroes. The footage was released from Dekalb County Fire Department on Monday, January 15, showing a department building caught ablaze. Firefighters are running up and down the street, rushing to rescue everyone in the building before dousing it with water. The whole thing looks like a clip from a biopic; the point-of-view, the clarity of the footage, the severity of the flames, it all looks so surreal. The thing looks like it might just be CGI, for all we know. But then, something happens right before the viewers’ eyes, that will make you snap out into reality. As the firefighters were busy tending to the blazing tongues, tenants from the third floor are climbing down the firefighters’ ladder propped on their balcony. A father is climbing down one of the ladders, with his daughter in his arms. The firefighters are waiting below just in case something happens. And it does happen - the father tosses the 5-year-old daughter down into the arms of the strong hero, waiting on the ground. The firefighter, later identified as Captain Scott Stroup, runs away from the burning building, with the screaming child in his arms, to the EMTs waiting to accept the victims of the fire. To Captain Stroup and to all the firefighters involved, hats off. Credit to 'Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department / Local 1492'.

First footage of 'relay crime' in UK shows thieves unlocking car without keys1m26s

First footage of 'relay crime' in UK shows thieves unlocking car without keys

Police have released what is believed to be the first footage of a 'relay crime' in the West Midlands that allows thieves to drive off in vehicles without needing to even see the owner's keys. Full details here: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/news/4544/watch-police-release-footage-relay-crime Visit their website for more information at http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/ If you have any information please phone West Midlands Police on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Credit: West Midlands Police

The Biggest Diamond Sold For $53 Million5m24s

The Biggest Diamond Sold For $53 Million

Lesedi la Rona, one of the largest diamond has sold to Graff Diamonds for $53 million. The Lesedi La Rona, which means "Our Light", was found in a Botswana mine in November 2015. It is the third biggest diamond ever found, and the second largest of gem quality.

Navy Railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos1m34s

Navy Railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrates the Navy's electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The revolutionary railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds that exceed Mach 6. Credit to 'usnavyresearch'.