How Smart are Octopuses? (Are Octopuses As Intelligent as Dogs?)

Octopus photo

Cephalopods, including octopuses, are the smartest invertebrates on the planet.  They can use tools, carry coconut shells for shelter, stack rocks to protect their dens, and carry jellyfish tentacles for defense.  In captivity, they can learn to solve puzzles, open screw-top jars, and squirt humans they don’t like.  And they are about as smart as … Read more

Why do Octopuses have 9 Brains, 3 Hearts, and Blue Blood? Surprising Facts About Smart Suckers!

Octopus by Jeahn Laffitte on Unsplash

Learning about fascinating creatures is a passion of mine, and one of the most amazing creatures I’ve run across is the octopus.  The description in the title above says it all – these animals are REALLY INTERESTING!!  Be prepared to have your mind stretched in eight different directions! Octopuses have 9 brains because, in addition … Read more