Octopus Ocean

  • Pages:104
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Wild
  • Themes:cephalopods, oceans, Natural history, animal behavior, marine biology
  • Available:02/11/2025
  • Lexile:1040L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:X

With their blue blood, big brains and eight arms, octopuses are dramatically different from any other being.

Octopuses are masters of camouflage and known for their incredible escapes from tight spots. New research shows that they are highly intelligent creatures, and while they prefer to be alone, they will interact with humans and display unique personality traits.

In Octopus Ocean, discover the mysteries and histories of octopuses big and small—their biology, habitat and habits—and explore the top threats to their future, including warming oceans, over-fishing and pollution.

“Mark Leiren-Young’s Octopus Ocean gives young readers a wonderful sense of many aspects of the world of octopuses in a very clear, concise and interesting way. It makes the reader think, and it educates without preaching. This book is a door to the magnificent world of the octopus—a door that, if opened and explored, will bring much joy and connection.”

“In the past, octopuses were thought to be horrible animals that were dangerous to anyone on or in the ocean; they were called ‘devil fish.’ Now we know that octopuses are incredible creatures. They are intelligent, problem-solving animals that often have very short lives. This book will introduce you to these fantastic animals and will leave you amazed at how they fill their place in nature.”