Octopus Facts – Surprising Facts about Octopus

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Interesting Facts About Octopus

Octopuses generally have short life spans. Some species live for around 6 months.

Larger species, such as giant pacific octopus may live for up to five years.

Sometimes female octopus instead of mating may strangle a male and eat him.

Octopus eyes remain at the same orientation regardless of its position. So if it turns on its sides or even upside down, the gaze of the eyes remain in fixed relation to the horizon.

It is believed that if octopus were able to live longer, they would have become the dominant intelligence on Earth.

Jet propulsion is fastest means of locomotion, followed by swimming and crawling.

Octopus main defense against its predators is to hide and camouflage by changing its color.

It is illegal in many countries to perform surgical procedures on an octopus without anesthesia due to their intelligence.

Octopuses are found to learn easily, they even learn by observing other octopuses.

Octopus can solve problems such as removing a plug or unscrew a lid to get prey from a container.