Though there are all sorts of cool animals that reside in the ocean, cephalopods are probably some of the most fascinating. Just to name a few reasons:
- They’re basically aquatic chameleons (except, unlike chameleons, they use their coloring for more functional reasons)
- In spite of their awesome color-changing abilities, the vast majority of them are colorblind. Oh, the irony…
- They can change their texture as well as their color
- They’re the brainiacs of the invertebrates
To learn more about cephalopods — particularly their colorful nature — check out this video.
Cephalopods live in oceans across the globe — including the ones surrounding the United States. The Washington area boasts a region called Puget Sound, and a number of giant Pacific octopi call it home. Unfortunately, this area is a victim of pollution due to toxic runoff. With your help, however, we can keep the octopi’s environment clean.Whizzco