Octopus

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Octopus Facts (Alina Bradford, Live Science)
Ten Curious Facts About Octopuses (Rachel Nuwer, Smithsonian.com)
Octopus Facts (Alina Bradford, Live Science)

Resources

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General

Portal

The Octopus News Magazine Online
Common Octopus (National Geographic)
Octopus (Britannica)

Dictionary

octopus : any of a genus (Octopus) of cephalopod mollusks that have eight muscular arms equipped with two rows of suckers; broadly : any octopod excepting the paper nautilus — Webster

octopuses or octopi (Merriam-Webster)
OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Octopus is a soft-bodied, eight-armed mollusc of the order Octopoda. Around 300 species are recognized and the order is grouped within the class Cephalopoda with squids, cuttlefish and nautiloids. Like other cephalopods, the octopus is bilaterally symmetric with two eyes and a beak, with its mouth at the centre point of the arms (which are sometimes mistakenly called “tentacles”). The soft body can rapidly alter its shape, enabling octopuses to squeeze through small gaps. They trail their eight arms behind them as they swim. The siphon is used both for respiration and for locomotion, by expelling a jet of water. Octopuses have a complex nervous system and excellent sight, and are among the most intelligent and behaviorally diverse of all invertebrates. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Introduction

Here are a couple of entertaining videos that show what it’s like to meet octopuses (National Geographic).



Those where in captivity. Here’s what they look like in the wild, and in a full 360°!

Note: This is a 360° Video — press and hold to explore it!

Search

WolframAlpha

Preservation

History

Fossil Octopuses (The Octopus News Magazine Online)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education


Course

All About Mr. Octopus (Education.com)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

News

The Octopus News Magazine Online, Google News, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression


Fun


Humor

A Brief History Of Octopi Taking Over The World (Kelsey D. Atherton, Popular Science)
Octopus Jokes (Worst Jokes Ever)

Adventures

Theiving




Escaping





Walking


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Folklore

Giant Squid & Octopus: History and Evidence (Anomalies)
4 Cephalopods from Myth and Folklore: Celebrating World Octopus (Kattyayani’s Blog)

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