Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

An octopus changes its colors and textures as it swims away

At approximately 20 meters (65.6 feet) deep off the coast of Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique, Nick Ruberg happened upon this octopus. As he followed it with his camera recording, its colors and textures changed before it settled into a spot where it felt camouflaged.

Next, watch more videos about camouflage, including robust ghost pipefish camouflage, pharaoh cuttlefish expertly mimic hermit crabs, and the story behind another viral video: Octopus Camouflage!

Plus, Science Friday’s I, Octopus and Run, Octopus, Run!

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.