CEPHALOPOD LOVE!

CEPHALOPOD LOVE!!

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If you’re on social media, you may have noticed the celebration called cephalopod week! We wanted to join in and share the common octopus with you!

 

   Range/Habitat: Mediterranean- North Atlantic/ rocky bottoms

   Diet: Carnivore: crabs, crustaceans, mollusks

   Length: Head 9” arms up 3 ft

   Conservation Status: Common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Common octopi are cephalopods.
  • They have no skeleton and four pairs of arms.
  • Common octopi are considered very intelligent.   IMG_2689
  • Common octopus moms lay up to 50,000 eggs in a dark cave.
  • They stay with the eggs while they develop, generally around 2-6 months.
  • Common octopus moms take care of the eggs, by cleaning, holding and blowing oxygen over them.
  • They will not hunt or eat while they are taking care of the eggs.
  • Common octopus moms pass away soon after the babies hatch.
  • Octopus will release ink when threatened.
  • They collect shells of crustaceans and other objects to build a fortress or garden.

 

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We just love octopus! They are so intelligent and amazing creatures! There is so much more to learn about them! We’ll revisit them again soon!

 

 

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Answer: False- octopus can lose a limb and regrow it!

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, oceans, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “CEPHALOPOD LOVE!

  1. dangrdafne

    I assume not all 50,000 eggs make it either. That is an incredible amount of children to take care of, no wonder the mom passes away so soon 😉

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