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Title: An observation of inking behavior protecting adult octopus bocki from predation by green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings 
Author: Caldwell, Roy L
Date: 2005-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Caldwell RL. An observation of inking behavior protecting adult octopus bocki from predation by green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings. Pac Sci 59(1): 69-72.
Abstract: There have been few studies that demonstrate a protective function of inking behavior of cephalopods. In this paper I report the use of ink pseudomorphs by adult Octopus bocki against predatory attacks from green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings. Turtles that attacked ink pseudomorphs ceased predation attempts whereas naive turtles attacked and ingested octopuses.
Series/Report No.: vol. 59, no. 1
Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0030-8870
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24161
LC Subject Headings: Octopuses--Defenses.
Octopuses--Predators of.
Green turtle.
Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals.
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.

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