The common octopus would be unique for its appearance alone, with its massive bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms.
They live in all the world’s oceans but are especially abundant in warm, tropical waters.
Octopuses, like their cousin, the squid, are often considered “monsters of the deep,” though some species, or types, occupy relatively shallow waters.
- Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
- The environment and lifestyle of cephalopods means that they need to be capable of complex and flexible behaviour.
- Studies have shown that octopuses learn easily, including learning by observation of another octopus.
- Fast swimmers, they can jet forward by expelling water through their mantles. And their soft bodies, with no internal or external skeleton, can squeeze into impossibly small cracks and crevices where predators can’t follow.
- The amazing mimic octopuses are capable of changing their body shape to mimic other animals
- Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third pumps blood through the body.
This amazing video was shot by Chance Miller, filmed near the Chiswell Islands, Alaska.
You won’t believe it, till you see it with your own eyes, an octopus escaped a boat through an unbelievably small hole, I watched it a few times already and it still amazes me!