Octopus Report

One day in school, my teacher said we were going to be writing reports. I chose to write one about octopuses. I chose to write about octopuses because I thought it looked like an interesting thing to write about. I’m really proud of my report. This was the first year we started writing real reports. Here it is. I hope you enjoy it!

Octopuses are a wonder. In some ways they seem like alien creatures. They can do things that no other animals can do. There are about 300 different species of octopuses! If you could be any octopus, what species would you be?

If I could be any octopus I would be The Caribbean octopus. It is one of my favorite. It can rapidly change colors to blend with its surroundings. It can even be practically invisible. One of the most dangerous octopuses in the world is the blue-ringed octopus. The octopus carries enough venom to kill 26 humans within minutes. You can recognize it by its yellowish skin and blue rings. Although it looks harmless and small, don’t touch it. Another fascinating octopus is the coconut octopus. The coconut octopus is about the size of your thumb. It has a habit of hiding in empty coconut shells, that’s how it got its name. All of these octopuses have really cool parts of their body.

Did you know that octopuses have nine brains? You might think they are really smart. Your correct! They are one of the most intelligent creatures in the ocean. Octopuses also have blue blood, hundreds of suckers along their arms, and three hearts. Octopuses are Invertebrates. Invertebrates are animals with no backbone, octopuses don’t even have any bones. They have excellent vision. If octopuses have these cool body parts what can they do?   

Because octopuses have no bones they can slip easily through cracks. When in danger they squirt a cloud of black ink and jet of in another direction. Octopuses arms are lined with suckers, which means the can open jars, move clamshells, and move objects. They can also take apart tubes from an aquarium tank.

Octopuses are really cool creatures. They are so different from any other animal. Their really intelligent and can do so many cool things. I really think octopuses are fascinating creatures.  

3 thoughts on “Octopus Report

  1. Wow, I didn’t know most of that stuff Juliet. Do you know where the 9 brains are in the octopus?

  2. Beautifully written, Juliet! I loved the detail! I will be careful of the blue-ringed, even though I love blue!

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