Today is World Octopus Day, where we are celebrating one of the most distinctive creatures on the planet today, the Octopus! 🐙 Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons:
- First of all, they are one of earth’s great survivors. Indeed, despite their relatively short lifespan, octopus fossils date back more than 300 million years, meaning that they pre-date even dinosaurs.
- They are also highly intelligent, with around 500 million neurons located in their brains and arms, allowing them to bypass their instincts, learn lessons and solve problems.
- In addition, they are visually stunning, coming in various different colours and shapes, while the Giant Pacific Octopus is able to grow to weigh more than 600 pounds!