So You Think You Know Cephalopods?

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Cephalopod Awareness
Cephalopod Awareness

Most people know what an octopus is, but what about the rest of the cephalopods living in the ocean? Here's a quiz to test your cephalopod knowledge.

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Giant Squid
Giant Squid
How long was the largest giant squid ever recorded by scientists?

Giant squid live in deep waters and their eyes can be the size of dinner plates!

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Nautilus
Georgia Aquarium
Which of these cephalopods has an outer shell to protect it from predators?

A nautilus’ shell is a natural defense mechanism. Most nautilus species are smaller than eight inches.

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jellyfish
Jellyfish
True or false: Jellies are cephalopods.

Many people assume jellies are in the same family as an octopus or squid because of the tentacles, but jellies belong in the phylum Cnidaria.

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Giant Pacific Octopus
Giant Pacific Octopus
What can the giant Pacific octopus do to camouflage itself?

The giant Pacific octopus can quickly change the color and texture of its skin by contracting skin cells filled with pigment. You may see the giant Pacific octopus on your next visit to Georgia Aquarium!

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Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish
Which feature controls a cuttlefish’s buoyancy?

Cuttlefish eat mainly crabs, fish and shrimp.

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