The blue-ringed octopus is a small predator that lives in tide pools and shallow rocky reefs throughout the western Pacific and Indian oceans. They reach lengths (including the arms) of only 8-10 inches and are named for the bright blue circles that they display on their bodies and arms. As they live in very shallow waters, the blue-ringed octopus is vulnerable to habitat changes from coastal development or other human activities.
How Your Adoption Helps Protect Octopuses: Octopuses and other marine creatures are susceptible to toxins in the water like oil and other pollution, such as bilge dumped into the ocean. Oceana works to protect marine animals such as the octopus from harm by stopping cruise ship pollution and advocating for clean, safe energy solutions. All donations go toward making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.