Octopuses are eight-armed, boneless, solitary sea creatures. They're ugly, slimy and squirmy. Some can weight over 200 pounds while others can be as small as a golf ball. They have taste receptors
Octopuses are eight-armed, boneless, solitary sea creatures.
They're ugly, slimy and squirmy.
Some can weight over 200 pounds while others can be as small as a golf ball.
They have taste receptors all over their body, and scent receptors on every arm.
One kind of octopus can even spit out toxic saliva at its enemies!
These complex creatures can even solve problems, store memories, recognize shapes and even mimic people.
In Deep with the Octopus takes you inside the octopus's world—with fascinating facts, photos and everything you need to know about:
- types of octopus
- life and mating cycles
- learn how octopuses shoot ink.
- explore habitats.
- find out how octopuses have changed over the centuries.
- discover the neat tricks they perform.
- learn what octopuses eat, and what eats them.
- take a quiz.
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Norma Dixon is the author of Lowdown on Earthworms and Focus on Flies. Norma has worked as an ad writer and a school programs guide at the Vancouver Museum and the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. She lives in Vancouver.
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The Animal Behavior Society Children's Book Award for 2014 finalist
2014/2015 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award shortlist
On Resource Links' Best of 2013 list
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"In Deep with the Octopus is filled with interesting information and is worth considering if you need a book about these intelligent and threatened sea creatures."
— CM Magazine