Tentacles design on a 2 inch wide cuff bracelet available in nickel silver, copper, or brass.
Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Studies have shown that octopuses learn easily, including learning by observation of another octopus. They can solve problems, as when they remove a plug or unscrew a lid to get prey from a container. Common octopuses will collect crustacean shells and other objects to construct fortresses, or “gardens,” around their lairs. Other octopuses carry shells for protection. The common octopus has a wide array of techniques it uses to avoid or thwart attackers. Its first—and most amazing—line of defense is its ability to hide in plain sight. Using a network of pigment cells and specialized muscles in its skin, the common octopus can almost instantaneously match the colors, patterns, and even textures of its surroundings. Predators such as sharks, eels, and dolphins swim by without even noticing it.