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Since I didnt attend the Mystic Aquariam field trip, I researched the Giant Pacific Octopus.They are  very intersting and intelligent sea creatures. Having eight legs and great eyesight these creatures are able to move and lift up to more then 700 pounds. They live in the northern pacific ocean ranging from Alaska to California.The Giant Pacific Octopus lives in rocly areas, kelp forests, and caves. They range from the shores to deep depth of water ranging more then 500 ft deep. They  can be up to 20 feet from tip to tip of there outstreched arm. They weight up to 150 pounds and a lifespan of 1-5 years. The mollusk family is where the octopus is from,which means they are related to clams, mussels,  oysters, squid and nautilus. The Giant Pacific Octupuses are able to lay up to 75,000 eggs in their small caves. It can take up to six months for the eggs to hatch. For food they feed on the following fishes, shrimps, crabs, scallops, clams and other shellfishes.There predators include wolf eels, halibut, seals and otters. These sea creatures are surprisingly very adaptable to changes in living conditions as well extensive fishing and threats to there enviorment. Octopuses also have a intersesting trait of changing there skin color also known as camoflauge. Overall these sea creatures are a very intregeing subject to learn about.

By: Jena H.


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