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These Baby Octopuses are Inkredible

Make your day better with these baby octopuses.

Giant Pacific octopus eggs
Giant Pacific octopus eggs © NOAA

What is eight-hands down the cutest thing you have ever seen—these baby octopuses!! We have all seen adorable photos of baby sea turtles and baby humpback whales swimming alongside their mothers—but, have you ever seen a baby octopus? If not, we have you covered with this inkredible baby octopus blog.

Octopuses are super smart! Their incredible intelligence has earned them the title of the smartest invertebrates in the world.

Octopus moms are seriously dedicated. Female octopus can lay up to 400,000 eggs—standing by their eggs relentlessly, sometimes even depriving themselves of food to the point of nearing starvation to avoid leaving their side.

Did you know that an octopus can completely regrow a lost limb (or arm)? The lost arm will grow back completely with all of its function. Because of its nine brains and more than half of its neurons being in its arms, individual arms can solve problems—like opening a jar—independently from the rest of the body.

Octopus can change the color and texture of their skin to match their surroundings. This handy camouflage keeps them safe from predators.

Help make sure these adorable baby octopus survive and make it to adulthood! Make a promise to help octopuses today: make the pledge that whenever you’re able, you’ll say “no thanks” to single-use plastics like those that marine wildlife are so vulnerable to. Promise our ocean’s cephalopods that you’ll commit to being mindful and making responsible choices for the sake of all marine wildlife.

All gif credits: Giphy

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