Description: The octopus is that funny looking creature with eight arms. Actually, the right word for an octopus's arm is a tentacle. The tentacle's are covered with suckers that help the octopus move around. The octopus is very good at moving around. They can escape water and even live in the air for a little while. The octopus can also raise its eyes above its body, kind of like a submarine periscope. If these creatures feel threatened, they squirt black ink that hides them and helps them to escape. Octopus come in many sizes and colors. There are many different kinds.
What it eats: They eat mostly clams and crabs, but they also eat dead things they find on the ocean floor.
Where it lives: They live on the ocean floor. Sometimes they use litter like bottles and cans to build walls around their homes.
Back to homepage