Mysterious Octopus by Silvia Cipriani
Octopus has three hearts and its blood is light blue. An adult octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a 10-cent coin. Octopuses are completely deaf. An octopus can detach itself from its arm and to escape from predators and can later regrow the limb, with no lasting ill effects. The blue-ringed octopus, merely the size of a golf ball, is one of the most poisonous animals on earth!
To the Greeks and Minoans, Octopus symbolized the sacred spiral of the Goddess and was related to the Spider web. It represented Moon phases, feminine powers, and the cycle of life and death. Octopus/Squid's Wisdom Includes: Intelligence Moving rapidly away from danger when needed Proper use of smoke screens (ink) in evading enemies Destroying negative barriers
Photo by: Rohan Holt Octopuses have the ability to mould their body into almost any shape and can squeeze through the tiniest of openings. This is a useful trait when escaping predators such as conger eels and grey seals. http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/storyboards/marinewildlife/iframe.php?StoryID=7
Giant pacific octopus - octopus dofleini via dive.bc.ca