Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

There isn't much more I would rather have than one of these cute squishy guys. Please make a donation today to help save this unique creature...

The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal. These solitary cephalopods reach an average size (measured from arm-tip to mantle-tip,) of 30-33 cm. Unlike most other cephalopods, tree octopuses are amphibious, spending only their early life and the period of their mating season in their ancestral aquatic environment. Because of the moistness of the rainforests and specialized skin adaptations, they are able to keep from becoming desiccated for prolonged periods of time, but given the chance they would prefer resting in pooled water.

Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

what kind of creatures r these thing's????? =/

Stan the Chosen One said...

Can't you read? It's a tree octopus!