sea creatures 12 Utterly Strange, Remarkable Octopuses That Deserve Recognition  

Katherine Ripley
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Octopuses are incredibly intelligent animals, despite their brains being only about the size of a walnut. Octopuses' innovative survival techniques, their tricks performed in captivity, and numerous remarkable octopus escape stories are all evidence of their high IQs. This list covers the full range of incredible octopus abilities, even the report that they may have psychic powers (!).

Octopuses may not have a single bone in their bodies, but they're tough critters, and you certainly don't want to mess with them. These octopus facts are sure to blow your mind.
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2016's Newly Discovered "Ghost Octopus"


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Remarkable Feat: Living deeper in the ocean than any other octopus, and looking super eerie.
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This Octopus That Strangled a Shark with Its Bare Tentacles


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Remarkable Feat: Attacking and strangling multiple dogfish sharks with which it was sharing a tank at the Seattle Aquarium.
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This Crafty Octopus That Pretends to Be Other Ocean Animals


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Name: The Mimic Octopus
Remarkable Feat: Camouflaging itself as one of 15 other species of sea animals, including a lion fish, a deadly sea snake, and a banded sole.
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This Octopus Who Mounted a Dramatic Escape


This Octopus Who Mounted a Dra... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 12 Utterly Strange, Remarkable Octopuses That Deserve Recognition
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Name: Inky
Remarkable Feat: Escaping from a New Zealand Aquarium by breaking out of his tank, crawling across the floor, and squeezing into a pipe that led to the ocean