Octopus Facts – Surprising Facts about Octopus

Octopus Facts for Kids

Octopuses have a large number of jumping genes that move around in the genome.

Mating and parenthood are brief affairs for octopuses, because they die shortly after it.

Males wander off to die soon after they mate.

Female octopuses’ body turns on her after the eggs hatch. Her body undertakes a cascade of cellular suicide that rips her tissues and organs until she dies.

Female octopuses stop eating while prioritizing their mother duties.

It two octopus approach each other and display dark colors, and then the encounter is likely to escalate to physical confrontation.

Koreans consume the most octopuses in the world.

Most octopuses for human consumption come from West and North Africa.

Octopuses are solitary.

Around 270,000 tons of octopuses are imported by various countries around the world each year.