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Blanket Octopus

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Stephen Farrell

on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of Blanket Octopus

Blanket Octopus
Destruction of Habitat
C02 build up kills the octopus they are very capable of adaptation to depth change, oxygen ppm, but when it comes to temperature they can't handle it.
The Sea is becoming more acidified and is killing of the Man-O-War, which the blanket octopus uses for defense.
Medical Benefits
Immune to Toxins
They can use the blood and the white blood cells to see how to manufacture anti-venom and anti-toxins to assist against octopus venom and jellyfish stings.
Defensive pose
Attacking Prey
Drifting through the water
Blanket Octopus
Habitat
Blanket octopuses are commonly found in tropical, temperate seas, Indo - Pacific and Atlantic ocean coasts, Australia, and in the seas of New Zealand.
A blanket Octopus traveling through the water.
Facts
2 Meters long
100,000 eggs spawned at once
unknown life span around a year long
Female are Significantly larger than males
Females look completely different then males
Males are See through and tiny octopuss

Protection of species
We need to reduce the pollution
and c02 build up in the ocean is
Causing the prey of the blanket
Octopus to be killed. (Shellfish)
Fun Facts
The Blanket Octopus’ name is derived from the long, clear webs extending from the dorsal arms of the a mature female.
These intriguing animals are known for their extreme sexual dimorphism Interestingly enough, the incredibly tiny male was spotted alive for the first time in 2003.
The Blanket Octopus is one of the few sea creatures known to use external weapons as a self-defense mechanism.
Defense
One of the other interesting blanket octopus facts is that they have a unique defense mechanism. When jellyfish or better known as the Portuguese man-of-war, pass these octopuses, they will tear off the poisonous tentacles of the jellyfish and carry it along with them to chase away predators. They're generally immune to the poisonous sting of the jellyfish tentacles!
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