An Endangered Species

Help Save The Tree Octopus From Extinction!

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 ancestrial 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.

There's more to see on the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus page. These intelligent and inquisitive creatures need our help to avoid extinction. Help out if you can.

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It is time to do something for the tree octopus.
I might even go so far as to put a link to this page!

Links are good. They raise awareness.

I did my part, may the tree octopus be saved. (And the pumpkins too!)

Pahaha. I just about died laughing when I saw the picture of the octopus in the evergreen. What a riot.