Things you did not know about octopuses

5 new things about octopuses!

  • It is a common mistake to say that octopuses have tentacles since they are really arms. The tentacles are longer than the arms and have only suckers at the tips.
  • Most octopus species can release a thick cloud of black ink that helps confuse predators and give the octopus more time to escape.
  • One of the pigments in the octopus ink is melanin (the same pigment that gives our skin and hair color). Chromatóforos are cells that enable the octopus to camouflage itself with its environment, changing the appearance of its epidermis.
  • An octopus has three hearts. Two hearts are used to pump blood to each of the lungs of the octopus and the third pumps blood throughout the body.
  • Octopuses can move in the water by dragging or by propulsion

A night dive with Phantom Divers is the perfect experience where you have more chances to see an octopus either on the move or hunting your dinner!

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