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What are 3 interesting facts about octopus?
Ten Curious Facts About Octopuses
- Octopuses are waaay old.
- Octopuses have three hearts.
- The plural of octopus is octopuses.
- Aristotle thought octopuses were dumb.
- Octopus arms have a mind of their own.
- Octopus ink doesn’t just hide the animal.
- Octopuses have blue blood.
Do octopus tentacles feel pain?
Octopuses can feel pain, just like all animals. Of eating an octopus alive, Dr. Jennifer Mather, an expert on cephalopods and a psychology professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, says the following: “[T]he octopus, which you’ve been chopping to pieces, is feeling pain every time you do it.
Are octopus tentacles strong?
10. They are stronger than they look. Pacific octopus suckers are so strong that each one can lift a weight of almost 16 kg! The average octopus has eight arms with 240 suckers per arm.
Do octopus have brains in their tentacles?
Each of the octopus’s arms has a small cluster of nerve cells that controls movement, so the creature technically has eight independent mini-brains along with a larger central brain. Researchers have known about the octopus’s unique biology for some time now.
What is the purpose of octopus tentacles?
An octopus, also called a cephalopod, is an invertebrate creature with eight tentacles. On each of these tentacles are suction cups that the octopus uses for gripping its prey and to move. The animal comes in a variety of sizes; like most marine animals, children enjoy learning about the octopus.
How heavy is an octopus tentacle?
Each sucker is usually circular and bowl-like and has two distinct parts: an outer shallow cavity called an infundibulum and a central hollow cavity called an acetabulum. Both of these structures are thick muscles, and are covered with a chitinous cuticle to make a protective surface.
Do octopus have 2 hearts?
An octopus’s three hearts have slightly different roles. One heart circulates blood around the body, while the other two pump it past the gills, to pick up oxygen.