The 101 About The Giant Pacific Octopus
How Big is a Giant Pacific Octopus
A Giant Pacific Octopus, adult is 33 Pounds.
The giant Pacific octopus grows larger and lives longer than any other octopus species in the Ocean. The record size for the North Pacific octopus has reached 30 feet in length ( 9.1 meters ) in length and weighed more then 600 pounds ( 272 kilograms).
The life span is to be around four years old, with both males and females dying soon after reproduction. ( breeding). Females do live long enough to tend to their eggs but they do nto eat during the month long brooding period, and die soon after.
This Octopus is known as a sea giant and have huge bulbous heads and generally are reddish or brown color. This octopus uses special pigment cells in their skin to change colors and textures, to help blend in to patterned corals plants, and rocks.
They hunt at night, surviving on tasty lobsters, shrimp, clams, and fish and are also known to attack and eat sharks as well as birds, using a powerful sharp, beak like mouths that puncture and tear flesh. The beak that has a position the octopus uses to attack its pray. The poison is deadly to animals but not so much to humans.
They hunt at night, surviving primarily on shrimp, clams, lobsters, and fish, but have been known to attack and eat sharks as well as birds, using their sharp, bearlike mouths to puncture and tear flesh. They range throughout the temperate waters of the Pacific, from southern California to Alaska, west to the Aleutian Islands and Japan.
Highly intelligent creatures, giant Pacific octopuses have learned to open jars, mimic other octopuses, and solve mazes in lab tests. Their population numbers are unknown, and they do not currently appear on any lists of endangered or vulnerable animals. However, they are sensitive to environmental conditions and may be suffering from high pollution levels in their range.
How to save this creature of our Sea?
The giant pacific octopus are being fished off the coast of North America and Japan. The fisherman are selling octopus to humans and also sold and used as fishing bait.
Lowering Plastic Pollution the ocean will save most all marine animals and the octopus is being effected greatly by floating derbies that truly are not the food that should be consumed by our marine wildlife and will have huge effects or event death to most marine animals that are forced to consume so much plastic in their diets. Make a one time donation to help save the Giant Pacific Octopus:
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