Octopus curious diet

Octopuses have been regarded as very intelligent creatures, to the extent that “Paul”  the octopus and his accurate “predictions” for FIFA 2010 Worldcup winners, had a global impact or at least made the news.

Octopuses continue to out-stand us with different skills like food finding and now.. their diet!

Even though an octopuses normal diet involves prawns, fish and other cephalopods.. here is one eating a seagull!!

Great Pacific octopus attacking and eating a frantic gull.
Full story: http://bit.ly/WipEA8

Octopus facts:

  • Octopuses don’t have a skeleton (can squeeze anywhere!)
  • Common octopuses live on average no more than two years
  • Some can weigh up to 25 kilograms and their arms can measure more than 10 meters long.
  • There are three plural forms of octopusoctopuses [ˈɒktəpəsɪz], octopi [ˈɒktəpaɪ], and octopodes [ˌɒkˈtəʊpədiːz].

2 thoughts on “Octopus curious diet

  1. Great post and photo! It is sad how so few people know that octopuses are about as intelligent as dogs, and possibly smarter. Hardly anyone cares to know this. I think this makes them the smartest invertebrate. We tend to think of intelligence as something only vertebrates have, especially mammals, especially primates, especially a certain species of ape.

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