Giant Pacific Octopus

This is a giant Pacific octopus, also called North Pacific giant octopus.  I saw this one at SeaWorld in the Manta Aquarium exhibit.  This giant Pacific octopus is sleeping.  Shhhh!  I can tell it is sleeping because its eyes are closed.

The giant Pacific octopus is the largest octopus.  Adults usually weigh about 30 pounds, but the largest one discovered weighed 156 pounds.  Their arm span is usually about 14 feet.  It can change the color of its skin to blend in with the things around it and hide.  They eat shrimp, crabs, scallops, abalone, clams, and fish.  Sometimes they eat spiny dogfish, which is a shark.  Harbor seals, sea otters, sperm whales, and people eat these octopuses.  Octopuses are mollusks, just like my gold Inca snails.

About Raymie

Raymie is a 11 year old boy who loves animals. He is always looking around for new animals. He wants to be a zookeeper someday.
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