Introduction to Octopuses
Many of us have thought it would be nice to be like an Octopus – one head and 8 arms. That way we could get more done at once! They are solitary creatures that depend on their eyes to help them survive in the wild. They aren’t able hear and they aren’t able to make sounds.
This is one of the most fascinating creatures that lives in water due to the unique body of it. Throughout history it has been one involved with many stories and legends. While there has been quite a bit of research, there remains plenty of mystery about this creature. It does have a skull where the brain is found, but other than that there aren’t any bones in it. It does feature three hearts which is extremely interesting.
There are more than 300 different species of Octopus that have been identified but there may be many more we haven’t evaluated yet. Through observation and research it is known that they are very intelligent creatures. They are also well known for releasing ink to help them be protected from danger. This ink confuses predators and gives the Octopus some time to get away.
Top Octopus Facts
- The Octopus only lives in oceans due to their need for salt water.
- There is no skeleton for an Octopus. This is why it is able to get into very small spaces.
The Octopus is very creative in its abilities. They can release pigments that allow it to blend into the surroundings. This helps to keep it well hidden from different types of predators out there. It can also mimic the behaviors of other types of animals so that it is left alone.
They are well known for being very intelligent animals. They have the ability to problem solve and to get through mazes. Testing shows that they have both short term and long term memory abilities. Yet they do seem to have a hard time learning how to control their own motor skills when they are young.
The Octopus has several different methods of movement that it can rely upon. Most of the time they will be seen either walking or crawling. However, they can also swim and when they have to move very quickly jet propulsion is used. They try to move at a steady pace though to be able to save energy.