Most a temporary distortion of the predator’s senses

Most people are somewhat familiar
or at least have some knowledge on the common octopus, but to what extent? The average
person has little to no care about what kind of animal is lying on the ocean
floor, as long as it does not affect them. The truth is that those who decide
to consume any kind of octopus, should know the basic knowledge of the animal. The
octopus belongs to the kingdom of Animalia and falls into the Mollusca phylum. The
octopus’ appearance resembles an abnormally large head with bulging eyes and
eight tentacles. Octopi have diverse pigment cells, which allows a change in
appearance, their skin can match the surrounding environment within seconds;
this serves to camouflage the octopus from any nearby predators. Like many
other sea creatures, octopi have one main defense against predators, ink. Ink
causes a temporary distortion of the predator’s senses and blocks the predators
line of vision. (National Geographic)

Octopi may often sacrifice a limb
to escape danger, this temporarily disables the octopus as it can regenerate
its limbs. Octopi are sentient creatures with highly sensitive senses, meaning
pain is fully translated. The main food source for octopi are crustaceans such
as: crabs and mollusks; octopi mainly travel on the ocean floor capturing food,
using their tentacles to swiftly move through small crevices. In some cases,
the common octopus will expel water out of its siphon to gain high speeds –
escaping danger. Many people believe the octopus is the most intelligent invertebrate;
as I have done research and observed this animal, I noticed many examples
proving this to be true, such as: the octopus is the only animal (besides homo sapiens)
to ever use a tool to its advantage. My point is that octopi are sensitive
creatures and should (in my opinion) not be consumed, as more often than not;
they face extremely painful deaths when being prepared for a meal. (Britannica)

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