Fascinating Facts About Octopuses

Today is the last day of International Cephalopod Awareness Days, and I’ve written a blog post for the Emblazoner’s website. Check it out to learn some fascinating facts about one type of cephalopod: octopuses. 


Photo by Tracey Alvarez, Flickr WANA Commons

The Emblazoners are a group of children’s authors who write for tweens (kids age 9 through 13). You don’t have to be a tween to appreciate amazing facts about octopuses. Guaranteed to blow your mind. Enjoy!

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10 Responses to Fascinating Facts About Octopuses

  1. Steve Attkisson says:

    A remarkable animal. I’d never describe it as beautiful, but in this picture it is.
    May I have your new address? I picked up a book on comedy writing at the Central Coast writers Conference and wanted to mail it to you.

    • Hi Steve! You’re right, it does look beautiful in this picture.

      Wow! You got a book for me on comedy writing? You are so kind, Steve. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ll email you my new address.

  2. Lots of fascinating facts there, few of which I knew. I especially didn’t know they could have 10 legs, rather than 8! And their reproductive/life cycle makes remaining childless very attractive…

  3. Wonderful post Lynn! I left a comment on Emblazon’s site also. And tweets of course. I have always loved the octopus. They are cool creatures and make for wonderful children’s book characters. But as Jennette brought out, I didn’t know they died after their reproduction cycle was accomplished. That takes giving your life for your children to a new level. Then again, look what happens when they’re bored. Might they attack or eat their own offspring? I guess we’ll never know. It does make you wonder though. 🙂

    • Hi Karen. Thank you for tweeting and commenting on the Emblazon site! I also wondered about what octopuses would do to their young if they survived the reproductive process. That’s a lot of eggs and they might be viewed as a tempting tasty meal! Better off as orphans, I suppose!

  4. Not just for dinner or Detroit games!

  5. Patricia says:

    Wow – here’s a tip for all your octopuses out there: don’t reproduce; it’ll kill you.

    Who knew?

    Fun stuff Lynn.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  6. Lynn Kelley says:

    Thanks, Patricia. That’s a great tip! Haha! Thanks for stopping in.

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