World Octopus Day
World Octopus Day, as the name implies, celebrates one of our most unique creatures: the octopus. The eight-legged, mysterious, underwater creature has always attracted a lot of attention for its intelligence, mobility and beauty.
There are many reasons that octopuses deserve to be appreciated. They are one of the greatest survivors of the Earth’s history. Octopus fossils, despite being relatively young, date back over 300 million years. This means that they predate dinosaurs.
These unique creatures have survived under the sea for so many years because of their intelligence. They have around 500 million neurons in their brains and their arms which allows them to overcome their instincts, learn lessons, and solve problems in a way few other sea creatures can. Some have been known to use discarded coconut shells as mobile homes and be very creative. Ingenious!
Octopuses can also be visually amazing, with a variety of colors and sizes as well as a wide range of shapes. While some live in very shallow water, others are found thousands of metres below the surface. The chameleons are sometimes called the sea octopus. They can change their colors to blend in with the environment and protect themselves against predators.
Even though they are introverts, there are still many ways to celebrate World Octopus Day.
How can a person celebrate World Octopus Day? There are many options that can be explored. These ideas will inspire you!
You can get up close and personal with these sea animals by visiting a local aquarium, or SeaWorld Orlando. The Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, USA, is the largest aquarium in the United States. You can see a variety of octopuses.
This day is a chance to learn more about these amazing underwater creatures. They are rare and interesting creatures, even though they live a short time (some live for only 6 months). These resources can help you learn:
Share fun trivia and facts with your friends and coworkers to impress them on World Octopus Day.